Whenever we have a big goal or dream sometimes we can get so focused on making it to the end, that we forget to enjoy the journey. We start celebrating the big wins and forget to celebrate the small wins. But those small wins, they matter more than the big ones. We need to start celebrating small wins more often.
Think about a time you were working towards a goal. Maybe your goal was about working out to lose X amount of pounds. Instead of celebrating every pound lost or every muscle gained you felt disappointed that it wasn’t the number you wanted.
What you could have celebrated: 1. Going to the gym consistently and building healthy habits. 2. Losing x amount of pounds – getting closer to your goal. 3. Building muscles and upping your weights. These three things are worthy to celebrate along your goal crushing journey.
3 Reasons Why Celebrating Small Wins Matter the Most
Celebrating Helps You Feel More Motivated
When we celebrate along the way we are able to see the progress we’ve made. When we see how far we’ve come it motivates us to keep going even further.
Often times when we are going after goals we become so focused on getting to the end, we can find it hard to keep going in the middle. When we take a few minutes to celebrate what we have accomplished it starts a fire under us again to keep going.
Celebrating Reminds You Why You Started This Goal
One main thing about goals is we always want (and need) a good reason to go after a goal. When we take a minute to celebrate our progress we are reminded of the reason why we got started in the first place.
Our why is the driving force of our goal setting. The more we are reminded of it, the more we are inclined to keep pursuing a goal.
Celebrating Small Wins Changes Your Mindset
Imagine how you’ll feel after celebrating making progress on your goal. Pretty good, right? When we celebrate small, daily wins we start builidng our self confidence up. The more self confidence we have the better we feel about ourselves. Our mindset changes for the better. With a new mindset, anything is possible!
There you have it! 3 reasons why celebrating small wins is going to help you in the long run! And remember, celebrations don’t have to be a big thing. They can be telling someone about it, buying yourself a treat, or having a nice dinner.
What is your favorite way to celebrate?