But since most of us don't, here is the next best thing - keep a success journal. Or, if you're hung up on the word journal use the word log instead. Imagine the benefits of doing so!
On a psychological level, the very act of consistently recording nurtures a sustainable "success mindset." I think it would be particularly useful as something to reference when things are not going the best.
Just think, the very act creates a habit of success; it's like being your own success coach. It's also a strategy of career management, being a resource when negotiating a raise, and being more comprehensive when constructing a resume...so many benefits! Bottom line track and record your activity. Don't bank your career and financial success on your memory! This is a great career management tips!
If you want to go more digital - I use the Day One Journal - which is connected to all my mobile devices. I love that it prompts me to record something. Anything that is automated I consider a digital coach --take advantage of and use these kinds of products.
This insight of staying connected comes from a blog post from Ali Brown's blog. Here is the post in it's entirty entitled: “Stay Grounded and Connected with a Success Journal” by Ali Brown http://www.alibrown.com/blog/?p=1663
This blog is based this book. In it are actionable idea on being a better manager: The 1% Edge - The Workbook - Power Strategies to Increase Your Management Effectiveness