‘I was a superstar at work today’

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The secret weapon to boost your career could be a tool often associated with 15-year-old girls: a diary.

“One of the big reasons to keep a diary is to record small wins that otherwise might slip through your memory,” says Harvard Business School professor Teresa Amabile.

In her book The Progress Principle, she says that keeping a journal is a great way to improve your professional performance.

“You can leverage the progress principle and allow yourself to get that boost from realizing you are making progress. And it’s also helpful to record major setbacks—or minor ones that recur—so you can think about how to get rid of inhibitors blocking your progress.”

— Adapted from “The #1 Productivity Tool You Aren’t Using,” Dorie Clark, Forbes.

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