Chapter 8. Own Your Accomplishments


I’m ninety-one and still practicing law and have no intention of stopping.

 --Phillip, 91

The happiest rewirees are people who have cast their nets wide, dreamed big, and acknowledged who they are and what they “own.” You may have grown a prize-winning rose, gotten promoted to vice president, raised wonderful children, or hiked the Great Wall of China. You own these life accomplishments—they’re yours, and the strengths and skills associated with them are part of your life toolbox.

Knowing what you accomplished in the past and found satisfying is important because it can lead you to similar satisfying activities in the future. Moreover, the strengths and skills you used to bring about your life accomplishments ...

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