Celebrate Your Successes!

Do you celebrate your success – as you experience it? I’ve noticed a recurring theme with many of my clients.  They are typically very hard workers – really willing to do whatever it takes to get the life they want, the live out their purpose(s).  And I am always reminding them to stop, take a breath, and CELEBRATE! 

I personally believe we don’t know how to celebrate our own accomplishments – large and small.  And I believe that with celebration, as with other things in life, its the small stuff that counts.  So I am not talking about throwing big blow-out parties in your honor (though that too can be fun), I’m talking about really acknowledging the action steps you take every day, celebrating the victories and successes you have along the way. 

If you want to develop a habit of success – then you need to enjoy it.  What better way to enjoy living a successful life than celebrating along the way?  When you finish sending out those resumes, have worked out for a whole week, finished that project, finally had that discussion with your spouse, or took a day off for the first time in months  – stop, take a deep breath, and celebrate!

Celebrations CAN be a big deal, but they don’t have to be.  You can treat yourself to ice cream, or your favorite cup of tea.  You can go to the book store and buy a novel to read or a new journal to write in.  Perhaps you call a close friend and just say “Yay me!”  Or watch a tv show you enjoy.  The keys to celebration are it must be something you LOVE, you enjoy doing, and that you don’t do all the time.  Make celebration a priority.  You may share your celebration with others, or you may celebrate alone. 

So get out and CELEBRATE YOU!

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3 comments to Celebrate Your Success – Celebrate All Your Successes

  • Lori, this is a great point.
    I personally am guilty of this – I am always hustling to get the next project completed, that sometimes I stop to assess and celebrate my success.
    And I think this common among most hardworkers.

  • I agree, Nissar. In my experience, those who are goal oriented and work hard to achieve those goals, are often the most guilty of skipping over the celebration step.
    And at the same time, it is crucial that we make time to stop and celebrate. Often doing this can help us to refuel and re-engergize for the next goal on our lists.

  • great thing to reach a goal

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