Accomplishment is the Best! Set those goals
“Great things never came from comfort zones” – Tony Robbins.
Have you ever done something that in the moment, you thought you were going to die or couldn’t finish it? Every year I run some sort of race be it a 5k, 10k, half marathon, Spartan, etc. You name it. I run them. At the beginning of the race, I always ask myself what in the world am I doing.
Towards the middle of the race, I scream, “Why?!?!” and think I am never doing this again. But I always do another one. By the time I get to the car, I’ve already convinced myself it was fun, totally worth it, and I’m doing another one. The feeling of accomplishment is what I seek after. I think as parents and momprenuers we need to celebrate our accomplishments. Why? Because celebrating your wins not only feels great physically, but it reinforces the positive attitude and behavior you want to show up when you face a new challenge or opportunity.
I believe we should celebrate small and large accomplishments in all aspects of our lives. Why? Well, one because it feels to go accomplish something, but also we are all in different phases at this point in time.
I remember when my kids were babies, my greatest accomplishment for the day was taking a shower. I celebrated every minute of that lovely shower. We celebrated when the kids walked for the first time, said their first word, started school, etc.
When my business came along, I celebrated the small moments of getting followers. Hitting 200 followers was and is a big deal. Celebrate it! If we fail to celebrate our accomplishments, we are training our brain that what we are doing isn’t that exciting and important. If every day feels mundane even when you’re doing amazing, you will stop giving it your all.
Celebrating our accomplishments also helps us to create new and/or different goals. It helps us to recognize what’s working well and why, and if there’s is something you can take from it to inspire or replicate in other actions and goals. It allows us to see what potential we have and try to make ourselves better.
There is a great podcast from Brooke Castillo. She talks about “How to Fail”. It talks about the “importance of failing, learning how to fail, and celebrating that fail. If you want success you want success, you need to double your rate of failure. This means that in order to reach our goals we have to be willing to fail.” Anyway, it is a very interesting take on goal setting.
So my last thought on why we should celebrate our accomplishments is it helps stir motivation. Success begets more success, so it’s only natural to build upon existing momentum; especially during events of celebration. It is also not necessarily just about you. It might be, but it can also give others the chance to join in with your celebration, be motivated, and have a share in your success. And a good point to remember is you have to recognize your own success if you want other people to as well. Be proud of your accomplishments whether big or small.
How you do it is up to you, but just do it and have fun with it!