In the pursuit of our goals, there’s two broad stages: moving forward and hitting roadblocks, and our focus tends to tip to the latter rather than the former. Of course, it’s important to identify our mistakes and remain flexible to unexpected obstacles, but we need to be careful that we don’t get caught up in a negative cycle of anticipating the worst and becoming our own enemy. We need to also celebrate our accomplishments, including the milestones and not only the finish line. We need to be proud of how far we’ve come, instead of looking at how far we have to go and how far we might fall. Be proud of every victory, no matter how small. Don’t wait and miss out on the celebration.