If you celebrate your successes, no matter how small they are, you will condition yourself to achieve more success.
The practice of celebrating successes has to be developed. Interestingly, it’s not a practice that comes naturally for most people.
There is a fine balance between being a high achiever and being an intentional high achiever.
Many high achievers are always going from one achievement to the next. Achievement can become an addiction because they’re always focused on what’s their next success. While there is nothing wrong with being a high achiever, a certain level of intelligence has to be applied too.
An intentional high achiever aligns their achievements to a greater good or a higher purpose. They know the importance of their successes and celebrates them to achieve more success and stay aligned with their higher purpose.
Learning to celebrate my successes is a work-in-progress. Over the years, reasons why I have not celebrated my successes include:
- Achieving a result easily and not giving myself credit for my part in the achievement.
- Being in a rush to reach the next milestone.
- Not wanting to “waste” money on myself or on buying things.
- Not acknowledging a small win as a success. It always needed to be something big.
The times when I have slowed down and celebrated my successes, always helped me achieve more success.
5 Reasons Why You Need to Celebrate Your Successes
Here are five reasons why you need to celebrate your successes. If you are someone who finds it difficult to give yourself credit for your achievements, these reasons may offer you a new perspective.
- You will boost your motivation. We’re reward-seeking beings. Every time we celebrate something, we’re giving ourselves a reward. Since we enjoy the feeling of receiving a reward, we’re more likely to have greater motivation to experience those feelings again.
- You will develop rituals and habits necessary for more success. Success isn’t just about what we get. It’s about who we become in pursuing success. That means to achieve more success, we have to raise our standards and also develop the necessary rituals and habits.
- You will program your mind for success. Whenever we do something repeatedly, it becomes easier to do. Celebrating success will become easier if we do it often. This means it will become a part of our identity and who we are. We will condition ourselves to seek more success.
- You will strengthen relationships. Celebrations usually involve other people, although it’s also okay to celebrate by ourselves. When we celebrate with others, we’ll improve our relationships and also lift them up. That can inspire others to follow their dreams or pursue the successes they want.
- You will have a better relationship with yourself. As we celebrate our successes, it’s also an opportunity to pause and acknowledge ourselves. It’s also a good time to reflect on the lessons we learned and the challenges we had to overcome to achieve our success.
7 Ways You Can Celebrate Your Successes
- Keep a success or victory log.
- Do something you enjoy but rarely have time to do.
- Buy yourself something you want.
- Share your success with friends and family.
- Acknowledge and appreciate those who assisted you in your success.
- Take a day off to do whatever you want.
- Reflect on the lessons you learned on your way success and how you can build on it.
Getting comfortable celebrating our successes is a new mindset to develop. When we do, more success will be inevitable and we will continually grow and evolve.
If we choose not to celebrate our successes, we won’t give ourselves the acknowledgement we deserve for our success. The choice is always ours.
Action Step: Reflect on your last success, no matter how small or big. How did you celebrate that success? If you didn’t, choose one thing you can do to acknowledge yourself and others for the success you achieved.
Question: What are other reasons why you need to celebrate your successes to achieve more success?