Do you remember back in your days, when your parents made a big fuss over every milestone you hit. When you started to walk, read, ride a bicycle… when you went to the dentist, made it to the football team, performed in school play, got your golden stars… everything was a great reason to celebrate. It didn’t matter if you were the best or first one, it mattered that you were simply there.
But over time those wins became something they expected from you. And you expected from yourself. Pushing it further and harder, beating yourself over mistakes, lost opportunities, missed shots… And all of the sudden those were all you were thinking about. What could you do better? How could you be better? What if you would say something else?
Everywhere around you there were people working harder, more, better… and you started to compare yourself and never felt ENOUGH.
Everyone was talking about self-improvement, self-growth, self-development, their rituals, exercises, habits, their change. And you felt you should CHANGE too.
You started to look at your life as nothing is working, you could do better, you should be different. Click To Tweet
I don’t want to talk about gratitude today, but the same goes for celebration (and this is one of my favourite quotes):
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. (Oprah Winfrey)
Concentrate on who you are, what you achieved!
Celebrate every small step towards your goal. Heck, celebrate even steps backwards! They are saying you are taking action.
Celebrate YOU showing up!
Celebrate every small win, every positive feeling you have, every positive emotion someone else have because of you.
Celebrate your life!
When you will start focusing on what you have and what you achieved, adding some dancing moves, maybe a song or a gesture, recognising and acknowledging your efforts, your dedication, your passion and not only results, you will start getting results. Your energy will draw people and circumstances to you that match your happy vibration, not the ones causing you more stress and overwhelm.
It’s that time of the year, when we review our results and achievements and we make new goals.Have big dreams and big goals, but don't forget they are achieved by taking small steps. Click To Tweet
And every step can be a reason to celebrate.
Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go. (Unknown)
When you write in your gratitude journal, make sure you include your own little wins. Recognise and honour your progress. Become your own most loud and faithful cheerleader.
We, humans, love rewards and recognitions. They are one of the most powerful forces, that keeps us motivated and on track. But as with everything, before you get it from others, make sure you appreciate it yourself. And before you will win big award, you need to win small ones, the ones without the audience and press coverage. The ones, that really make a difference. Without which your progress wouldn’t even happen. The ones, where only you know, what it takes to make 😉
Wishing you tons of wins and happy celebrations!
p.s. I created a 2016 Dream Life Map to help you remember your dreams, your goals and your everyday tasks to reach those, but I understand you are unique and you might need something different. So I’m giving you FREE templates, so you print them out as you need them and use as you wish. GET THEM HERE!