As you take the time to get back on track and prepare to set new goals for 2012, one of the important things you must do is make sure you stop to recognize your accomplishments and as you do, celebrate! Yes you MUST get your party and congratulate yourself. So that as you move in the direction of your goal, I have found it helpful along your journey to honor, acknowledge and find pride in everything little bit you accomplish no matter how small the move is. Celebrating even small victories keeps you motivated and inspired to do more and to keep moving! Why do you think so many of us don’t stop to celebrate when we accomplish a difficult task? Why do we deny ourselves the privilege of acknowledgement and recognition for transitioning, changing and making moves? If ya ask me, any amount of evolution is a reason to celebrate!!! Think about it, celebrations are how we all mark special occasions or milestones in our life. On birthdays we accept well wishes from others so why not celebrate your life achievements as well! After all, life is about living and as we each move in the direction of goals; we are definitely building the life of our dreams. So don’t wait till you get there; celebrate all the way along the way. Now by celebrating, I am not talking about being conceited or being braggadocios, but instead I am talking about sharing the great, exciting news with others in a positive way. I am talking about accepting praise and being thankful for how far you have come. So take time and acknowledge what you have accomplished by:
- Writing it in a Journal: Writing out each win, gives you reason to celebrate and reflect on a job well done. Each small victory adds up to make the whole triumph of making it to the finish line of your goal.
- Look at How Far You Have Come: When you are feeling frustrated, go back and read in your journal just how far you have come. This helps you through the times of struggle, frustration, disappointment, ya know setbacks! In those times, what your journal is, is something that will remind you how far you HAVE come and hopefully will give you fuel to keep on keeping on.
- Reward Yourself: Buy yourself a present or a gift to pat yourself on the back for a job well done! Don’t just keep it moving to the next goal, stop and give yourself time to enjoy, relax and bask in the glory of your accomplishment! You did it girl! Now take a BIG inhaling breathe and feel good about what you have done thus far!
- Acknowledge & Celebrate: When you achieve even a small part of your goal, stop and find a way to allow others to help you celebrate! Yes share it with friends and family. Write it on your facebook page and allow others to join in this moment of accomplishment.
So many people down play praise and appreciation. Yes it is OK for us to feel good about something we have done. This is a great way to start changing your mindset and allowing good to come to you. When you celebrate accomplishments, you will feel great, and that great feeling will produce more greatness in your life. So, it’s time to get your party on and celebrate where you are each stop of the way on the way to where you are going!
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey
It’s always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. – Anthony Burgess
A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. – Bo Bennett