Celebrating wins shouldn’t be so hard.
I belong to a couple of mastermind groups. I recently told one of those groups about all my fails since we last spoke. When I was finished talking about that, it dawned on me that I’m much better at beating myself up than I am at celebrating my wins.
Two days later I was reading an email from a guy named Chris Ducker, who sends me very cool stuff every week. Guess who was mentioned in that email and corresponding blog post? It was me. The feature was on celebrating a year of wins.
Then, a day or so later, I was on day two or three of a 21-day challenge that my friend Lori Lee created. The challenge of that day was about celebrating wins.
I telling you all of this, because I don’t want you to be like I used to be, always quick to beat yourself up about the many things you didn’t accomplish today, last week, or last month. Instead, look at what you set out to do.
Take a look at the wins, and fails; but most importantly… pat yourself on the back for what you did accomplish!
Celebrate by treating yourself to a little time off, make time to do something you love, share your wins with a friend or accountability group. Maybe even buy yourself a little gift.
By celebrating, I guarantee that you’ll start to feel better about your workdays, about yourself, and about your purpose in life.
I was struggling to celebrate my wins, because I felt like I was not moving the proverbial needle fast enough. I had a general sense that I wasn’t accomplishing all that I could. Fortunately a very positive change occurred.
I learned about the concept of work stacking. There’s this podcast expert and business owner, with whom I’m acquainted, thanks to the aforementioned Chris Ducker. The guy I’m talking about is Colin Gray. What Colin shared with me and a bunch of others is a method for categorizing your goals, better defining your goals, breaking those goals down into specific tasks, and then piling them into something called a work stack. I may have just made it sound real simple. It’s definitely not rocket science, but it does take time and thought to set up. But man has it been a game changer for me.
If you’d like to learn more and get help setting something like this up for yourself, feel free to message me on Facebook or Twitter @partner4leads.