A good way to bolster the ego: read one’s CV.
Damn, I have done some impressive stuff. And when it’s all down in black and white, it looks more real than it feels in my memory.
ETA: This wasn’t done just for thrills, mind you; I’m revamping it and focusing it and doing all the required tweaking to make it what it needs to be for various markets. You know; more of that Stuff that one forgets can and should be classified as Work.