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…