As uncomfortable as it may be, it's time to grab the spotlight and get the recognition you deserve.
Humility is a great quality to have; it allows us to share the credit, recognise other people's contributions and control our egos. Unfortunately, it also means our own achievements could be taking a back seat - or perhaps not getting noticed at all.
Don't let your excellence get lost in the clutter.
Don't assume that your manager sees the details. Managers hire good people so that they can focus on strategic planning and results. They're often focused on what is three, six or 12 months ahead and can sometimes take for granted that things are getting done.
Make time for the past and the future.
As a manager, I regularly had one-on-one meetings with my team; it was a time to touch base as people as well as workers. My goal was to give them support and remove obstacles that were hindering what they were trying to accomplish. I admit, the focus was usually on the future rather than reviewing the past. However, these meetings are a platform for employees, not for managers.
The spotlight is for everyone, regardless of hierarchy.
The higher your manager is in the hierarchy, the more likely they're focused on the "big picture" and spend less time doing actual people-management. These people are often looking for reasons to celebrate but are time-poor in finding out what successes have recently been had.
Don't mistake promoting yourself with bragging.
Your victories affect your manager, your team and your organisation. Something you've done today may be a game-changer for everyone tomorrow. There's nothing wrong with advertising the benefit of your idea or the value you brought to a project as long as it is done respectfully.