Are you patting yourself on the back enough? Chances are if you’re moving too hastily towards your intended goals you’re not taking ample time to enjoy your accomplishments. And doing so has so many benefits that it’s something we should definitely develop the habit of doing more of. But make no mistake, the decision to do so begins with you.
First off taking our due credit for a job well done helps to crystallize in our minds that we’re making progress. This in and of itself is reason enough to “stop and smell the roses”, as the saying goes. Not to mention that acknowledging how far we’ve come so far helps to recharge our internal batteries, which gives us the get up and go we’ll need to make things happen in our lives!
Simply put, take pleasure in your efforts! Doing so helps to remind us that what we’re doing is worth the effort. Here’s hoping you’re well on your way to your own definition of personal success. Incidentally, if you haven’t gotten clear on what “success” means to you, take a little time to define it. It’s hard to hit a target when you don’t really know what it is.
It’s your life, LIVE BIG!
-In the spirit of acknowledging accomplishments, feel free to share a success from this past year that you’re proud to have achieved in the comments below.