Quick Tip - Celebrate the Wins

Don't wait for the big ones either - Issue #48

About 15 years ago, I decided to start celebrating my wins. All of my wins, not just the big ones.

It’s easy to get into the habit of only celebrating large and apparent wins:

  • Landing a new job

  • Getting a raise or promotion

  • Buying a new house

  • Getting your book published

Of course, you are going to celebrate big wins. However, for most of us, those significant wins are few and far between. In the meantime, you will experience hard times and losses. That’s normal. That’s life!

If you don’t celebrate the small wins and regularly express gratitude for the good things in your life, you start to overemphasize the negative stuff. The balance feels out of whack. You begin to feel like you aren’t very successful or happy.

Social media only exacerbates this. People share the highlight reel of their lives. So, you slip into thinking everyone else is successful, wealthy, and outrageously happy.

It isn’t true, of course. But, that little voice inside your head keeps whispering that you’re not doing as we…

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