Imagine that you work so hard on a project for weeks and don’t see any results. You double your efforts the week after, but you still don’t get any results until after a year! How would that make you feel? Demotivated right?
We all want to become successful, and sometimes we get discouraged when we don’t see immediate results. We focus so much on the end goal that we forget the small steps and efforts it takes to get there. We forget that the actions of each day will form bits and pieces that lead to the ultimate goal.
The most successful people have gone through a series of processes and even failures before achieving their goals. The famous Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before making his first lightbulb. According to him, he hadn’t failed – he had only learned 10,000 ways that wouldn’t work. He had learned from his failures and appreciated every step he took on his journey to success.
We must realize that those big goals won’t happen overnight – this is why we should celebrate the small wins. Celebrating the small wins keeps us motivated even when we face challenging moments. It gives us a feeling of pride and happiness and helps us acknowledge that we are on our way to achievement.
So how do we celebrate the small wins? Here are 6 ways to do just that:
Change Your Mindset
Be intentional about dispelling any negative thoughts from your mind. Replace negative thoughts with self-affirming words. Focus on how well you can carry out all your activities for the day. Enjoy your progress. This way, the bigger goals become easier to achieve in the long run.
Create Good Habits
If you want to celebrate your wins every day, you must create successful habits that help you win consistently. Create a habit plan for different areas of your life and follow it. Practice these habits constantly until they become a part of you. This way, you can make progress and deliberately win every day.
Acknowledge Your Progress
Celebrate the progress you have made. Acknowledge that you have put effort into your work. Even if you fail, understand that failing is part of the process. As long as you are making progress towards your goals, it is worth celebrating.
Write Down Your Daily Wins
As you write down your goals, don’t forget to write down your wins. Get yourself a journal and write down all your daily wins. Writing them down will help you reflect and track how far you have come. On days when you feel discouraged or demotivated, those small victories will keep you up and going.
Share With Others
Another way to celebrate small wins is to share them with people who care about you. Sharing those small wins with them will make you feel motivated and happy. Also, they will celebrate and encourage you to push towards your ultimate goal. It also gives you a sense of accountability and drives you to keep making progress.
Treat yourself to a gift. You can challenge yourself to achieve your set goals and promise to get yourself gifts once you meet those goals. Doing this will keep you motivated, knowing you get to give yourself something you love. It doesn’t have to be an expensive gift, but make sure it’s something you love.
Celebrating the small wins is key to staying motivated while you progress towards your goals. Did you complete a project? Give yourself a high-five, treat yourself to a gift, prepare a special meal or hang out with a friend. You earned it.