of course you did, though it may not be what you were hoping to accomplish.

some days—especially when our task list is long and complex—it can feel as though we haven’t made much progress when we close our laptop lids and head home for the day. it’s these times we need to focus on all the ‘undocumented’ items we actually did accomplish.

1-on-1 meetings with your direct reports. customer phone calls answered. meetings with potential business partners. numerous questions answered through various slack channels, emails, and run-by-meetings. all of this is work, too. all of this is important towards the overall success of your organization.

give yourself credit for the little things you do every day, and focus up for the big things tomorrow.