Thought of the Day: Celebrating Your Own Success

Celebrate Success

It seems obvious to celebrate success, but sometimes we don’t celebrate enough. For me, I don’t like having the spotlight placed on me and I belittle my achievements because I feel somewhat uncomfortable or bashful talking about them. Others may be too involved in planning the next goal and achievement without looking back on the ones they have already succeeded in. But celebrating your successes and achievements, whatever they may be, is so important for your self-confidence, positivity, and motivation. When you complete a goal, you will be motivated and encouraged to make new goals and stick to them, because you’ll remember the feeling of accomplishment, which will in turn increase your self-confidence in being able to succeed in your life goals. You’ll know what worked well and what didn’t. Also, by celebrating your success, you reflect and focus on the more positive outcomes. We tend to always focus on the things we didn’t achieve or the times we gave up or failed, but celebration is a way of stepping away from that ‘negativity bias’ and switching it out for a positive one, in turn boosting your happiness levels in the long term. Celebration will even give you a new perspective on the failed attempts or lack of motivation; you’ll be able to see where you’ve been and strive for that again, even after a setback. “Celebrate your success and stand strong when adversity hits, for when the storm comes in, the eagles soar while the small birds take cover”.

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