Most of the time, we never pay attention to the small accomplishments we make each and every day. We’re so focused on things that are not going well, that we forget to focus on the things that are. Sounds familiar? It’s okay because it happens. If we celebrate small wins more often, chances are, it will make us feel happier.
I know exactly what it feels like to only pay attention to all of the things that are going wrong in life. And even when I know it is unhealthy to do, I still do it sometimes. Not because I want to but because I just want life to go well without any problems. But I think we all can agree that for that to happen would be a little unrealistic.
The point that I’m trying to make here is that it’s okay for you to want things to go well in life. But when they don’t, instead of focusing on the bad so much, focus on the good. Even the littlest things. It will definitely lighten your mood and make you feel good inside.
Why You Should Always Celebrate Small Wins
It will give you motivation.
If I want to, I can look around my life and identify plenty of areas where I feel like I’m falling short. And even when people on the outside look in think I’m doing great, there are still times when I feel like I am not where I should be. If I allowed myself to dwell on all of my shortcomings or how far I still have to go — I might just give up.
When you celebrate the small wins, you’re pretty much reminding yourself that you are on the right path. That is what lifts your spirits and gives you the boost you need to keep going.
You will not always feel the same motivation that you had when you started your journey. Of course, with obstacles and problems in your way you may feel disappointed, discouraged, and even broken. But when you learn to celebrate small wins, it becomes easy for you to fire back with the same power and confidence for bigger goals and challenges.
You’ll get clarity.
When you get into the habit of celebrating small wins, you get clarity for your big goals.
When you start giving importance to small victories, you will eventually start realizing that you are reaching close to your goal. It then helps you to stay more focused on reaching your destination.
Where we go wrong is when we only focus on more prominent achievements while neglecting the importance of the small ones.
It will increase happiness.
Pausing to celebrate a small victory reminds you that you’re making progress, and progress feels good. Making progress on your goals fuels a sense of happiness and makes life so much more enjoyable. I say that because once you start realizing that you’re doing the best that you can even when you’re not where you want to be in life, you will learn not to be so so hard on yourself. And when you make that a habit, you’ll notice a huge improvement in your life.
And just so you know, it’s totally okay to be a work in progress.
Don’t wait. Celebrate now!
Celebrating little wins is critical to monitoring and tracking accomplishments as it allows you to notice and pay attention to the present moment. Your journey of achievement is sometimes more important than the end goal.
So take the time to pause and be happy about whatever you’ve just accomplished. When you show appreciation for your small wins, you show appreciation for yourself, too.