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Celebrate small successes to stimulate yourself

Celebration helps ‘re charge your batteries’ for a longer and more successful journey with the sense of satisfaction you get. Pic: smallbusiness.yahoo.com
Celebration helps ‘re charge your batteries’ for a longer and more successful journey with the sense of satisfaction you get. Pic: smallbusiness.yahoo.com

We all work towards achieving success and it is success that keeps us going. Success nowadays is hard to come by with the challenges we are faced with. Little successes graduate to be big ones overtime. Most people have a habit of waiting for big successes to feel good about or to celebrate.

When they don’t come your way you get frustrated and you even give up achieving little successes. Then the consistent failure occurs and you make yourself a person without success and then the downward performance trend takes precedence.

Sometimes people don’t realise that they’ve achieved a certain measure of success. Often success is not celebrated correctly, and you just keep working without actually giving yourself time to pat yourself on the back.

Most people have no idea how important it is to congratulate themselves, and celebrate each step they succeed to their ultimate goal. Of course, you also need to take the time to thank others for their contribution and help whenever that happens.

Others will only recognise your big wins that have value to them or to your organisation. And you know that they are rare given the level of toughness or competition relative to performance expectations. The time gap between big successes is always longer but you know well that people need regular or frequent motivation to keep performing well.

On the contrary, celebration of little success has its own benefits for those who aspire to be successful in every activity they lay their hands on. Psychologically, you feel that you are a winner and you can continue to do well.

This then becomes a conviction and you start to believe in your inner power and competence. The feeling of success is something you don’t want to let go of and it stimulates and persuades you to keep on succeeding. This helps you tap into the maximum capacity you posses. Do you now see the cyclical effect of celebrating little successes?

It’s not about partying but…

Learn from what you see around you and what you subconsciously do. How have you motivated your child as a parent, uncle or an aunt? Pause for a moment and close your eyes, do you now see the images of what you do and how you motivated a baby or a toddler to shape the behaviour? All humans have a basic need for frequent simple pleasures to enjoy life and it’s you who can look for and get these simple pleasures to further motivate you.

Celebration helps ‘re charge your batteries’ for a longer and more successful journey with the sense of satisfaction you get.

Celebration is all about being happy or feeling good about what you have achieved and it’s not about partying which we are well known for, as a nation.

Instead, thinking about success, sharing the success story with someone who is close to you, writing it somewhere, taking a chocolate home for your spouse or children and going to a place of worship are means of celebration to motivate you to achieve frequent success. You learn to enjoy it; it will naturally motivate you to do better in life. See if this simple philosophy can facilitate a step change in you. I’m sure it will.

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