When did you last update your headshot?

If you’re like most people, it’s been a while. Mine’s from 2012, and as you can see from this more recent picture, I’m due for a new one.

Much more importantly, though, when did you last update your mental picture of yourself? So often we still see ourselves the way we were 5, 10, even 20 years ago, ignoring recent positive changes in our lives and behavior.

  • What skills have you gained that you’re not giving yourself full credit for?
  • What bad habits have you kicked to the curb?
  • What seemingly insurmountable problems have you overcome?

Make a regular, conscious effort to evaluate your recent personal growth and update your self-image accordingly. You’re doing the work—you deserve the credit.