If no one gives you a medal… design your own.’ 

Billy Connolly

I’m currently reading the Big Yin’s autobiography, ‘Windswept and Interesting‘ and when he started a chapter with those words, I immediately thought this was sage advice.

You can spend much time waiting for the recognition, permission and credit you deserve, only to be disappointed when it doesn’t come.

How about creating your own daily medal?

I’ve long been a fan of a daily grateful list. Ending the day with five things to be grateful for.

Now I’ve started to add, ‘one thing to be proud of’.

It’s just for me. Not bragging rights. Just something that I can add in my journal that made me feel fulfilled.

Last weekend, I posted a video of some very proud people. Writers.

Actually, writers who published.

I’m not sure if there’s a prouder moment than the instant when you open the box and see your book. If you’ve seen it, you’ll know what I mean. If you haven’t watched it, you can watch it here and leave a comment below.

I bet you £50 that you can’t watch it without smiling, crying or probably both.

Be Brilliant!


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  1. March 31st 2022 by Jaki Lewis-Thompson

    Wonderful…lump in throat time xxx

  2. April 1st 2022 by Tricia Frances de Gray

    This is the video to watch when we are slacking!! Made me remember how much I want it 🙂

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