What are “Screenshots for Success?”
A Way to Motivate and Build Self-Confidence
So I started out a while back taking screenshots every time someone would say nice things about me. I did this just to have to look back on when I am feeling down about myself. This has ended up being effective for more than just that alone. For these screenshots and the results they have had, I am grateful. I hope this will have a similar effect for you. Let’s talk about my “Screenshots for Success.”
People were saying nice things and I’d blow them off as them just pitying me and trying to be nice. They were always meaningful before, but a lot of the time they came from close friends who knew exactly what I was going through, so regardless of the content, I wrote them off as having a bias for me. I still took screenshots though. Don’t downplay anything. (How to take a screenshot.)
Even still, they were effective at making me feel better about myself when I was feeling down and needed to look back, so screenshot them regardless of how you feel at the time. They also invoke a lot of gratitude towards my friends and their kind and thoughtful words, so they weren’t as meaningless as I originally wrote them off to be.
BUT since I started practicing my radical gratitude and sharing about it, things have accelerated exponentially and my screenshots folder is overflowing with with so many truly wonderful things to hear, often from complete strangers. This has had a dramatic effect on my life in terms of feelings of self worth. Small things like this are why I feel my increase in confidence is genuine.
I haven’t been okay with myself most of my life, but I’m starting to be now!
Please, if you’re struggling like I was, just start taking screenshots of everything you can whenever someone expresses that they care, even if you don’t fully believe it. At least then you will have some kind words all in one place to look back at if you can’t think of anyone to whom you should reach out.
Honestly, I don’t even have to look back at the screenshots much anymore. I have realized how many people actually really do think good things of me. I still take screenshots though. That way if one day if I’m ever feel like I’m not worthy, I have a place full of reminders I’m not. They’re so wonderful to reflect on when I’m beating myself up.
The screenshot above is just one of many examples in my folder. It and the others mean the world to me.
So that’s why I call them “Screenshots for Success.” =)
November 19, 2020