Demonstrate performance. Add value. Create something. Do something that you will be proud of.

I think these all mean the same thing. And the sad truth is that I am doing none of these things. Don’t get me wrong; I’m adding value to my own life at a breakneck pace. I have demonstrated a very high level of performance to myself in the past year. Reading more books, developing a note card collection, working out, running. Thinking with more restraint, more lucid realism, more honesty with myself.

I am very proud of myself, and I am undoubtedly on the right track. But how can I make these things visible? How can I demonstrate my ability and intelligence to others?