Celebrating your wins is as important as working hard to get them. You may think it is self-indulgent, but rewarding yourself for your small successes can help you achieve your more important goals.
Have you ever worked hard on a goal, only to give up in the end? You’ve spent so many hours planning, toiling, and giving everything you’ve got, only to stop before you reach your target. And you are not alone. Many people give up after spending time, effort, and resources on a dream. It may be because they felt like they were going nowhere. It could be that they encountered a difficulty so significant that they felt that it was not worth it.
Sometimes, people tend to see and magnify the problems more than they do with their achievements. While it is human nature to focus on what’s going wrong, this is not beneficial. However, it’s not your fault that your brain is hardwired to think this way. Seeing what is wrong is key to survival. But sometimes, it can have adverse effects too.
Have you ever wanted something bad, only to stop because you tripped at one single step? In preventing, you forget about the hundred steps that you have successfully taken before. One mistake overshadowed every successful effort that you have made. Now isn’t that heartbreaking?
Have a Change of Perspective
Instead of highlighting all your failures, why don’t you start focusing on your wins, no matter how small? A positive perspective allows you to shift your focus into achieving your goal, regardless of trials and failures in between. Yes, there may be failures, but there will also be successes that you should celebrate.
Significant goals are not realized overnight. They take weeks, months, and even years, depending on how big the goal is. People make the common mistake because they tend to focus on the endgame without realizing that the journey to get there also matters.
Break down your goal into smaller goals that are easier to accomplish. This will convert an overwhelming goal into manageable portions that you can deal with one step at a time. This will allow you to identify and celebrate your small wins and milestones.
Of course, in the middle of it all, you should not forget your ultimate goal. You can have it as a poster in front of your working space. You can also have it engraved in a piece of jewelry that you always wear, such as personalized rings. These reminders will constantly push you to move towards achieving your life dreams.
Let the Law of Attraction Work for You
If you have read the wildly popular book of Rhonda Byrne, The Secret, then this is not news to you. The law of attraction is simple. Whatever you think of, you will attract. Whenever you focus your thoughts and emotions on something, you tell the universe that you want it. And so, it will be given to you.
If you focus on failure, you will attract more failure. Unlike the law of electrostatic charges, where positive charges attract negative charges or vice versa, the law of attraction works the other way around. Like attracts like. If you give off optimistic and happy emotions, you will also receive the same. It’s that simple.
Have you ever started a day feeling so good that good things start to roll in? However, have you ever woken up to a terrible day? It could start from not waking up to your alarm. Then you miss the train, so you arrive late at work. When you arrived at the office, you realize that you left the report that you have worked so hard on last night. You figured all you need is a cup of coffee to set things right. However, just when you’re about to take a sip of your coffee, somebody bumped into you, and you spilled coffee on your shirt. What a case of bad luck, huh?
However, what happened was, the moment you woke up late, you started to panic. You started berating yourself for failing to wake up on your alarm. That negative emotion resulted in a chain of adverse events that could last the whole day unless you get a grip on yourself.
Instead of beating yourself for every misstep, choose to focus on the things that you have right. Focusing on your achievements and celebrating them will attract more achievements. While this may seem like a whole bunch of mystical mumbo-jumbo, the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon gives it a scientific explanation.
Celebrating Your Wins Can Make You Happier
Happier people feel good about themselves. The happier you are, the more you are likely to succeed. Being happy also results in a healthier and more productive you.
Milestones are worth celebrating. You can celebrate it simply by treating yourself to your favorite dessert, or you can celebrate with a short weekend trip. Celebrating your wins wires your consciousness that hard work results in a reward, so you will be more motivated to work on your big goals.