Setting tasks and milestones each week is a great way to get yourself on track to achieving your long term goals. It's also really important to take stock of what you're achieving along the way.
Take 5 minutes each week to remember "What have I achieved this week?"
Research shows that when we spend time to take stock of what we're doing well, this has the spin off effect of providing us with more self-confidence, broadening our mind in terms of solutions for future problems and challenges, and also helping us to feel more positive about ourselves in general.
There's many books on the power of positive thinking. Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson, is a great one. Medical researchers have conducted studies showing that positive thinking can actually promote better cell growth!*
So, remember this week to take 5 minutes to give yourself a pat on the back and appreciate what you've achieved.
*Crowley & Lodge (2004), "Emotion, plasticity, context and regulation: Perspectives from affective neuroscience," Psychological Bulletin 126: 890-909