Celebrating Where You Are Instead of Worrying About Where You Aren’t


On this show…we are going to slow our mad dash to get somewhere and celebrate where we are. As you look back over this year, take stock of all you’ve done, all you’ve experienced, how you’ve grown, and where you added value. So much of our time and energy is invested in setting goals and striving to hit those goals. What do we do when we get there? We make new goals. Very little time is spent on celebrating the win. What happens when we don’t reach the goal? We give up most of the time, but sometimes we re-engineer that goal and try again. But very little time if any is spent on celebrating what we did accomplish and the growth and learning we received as a result. The quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson might sound cliche, “ “It’s not the Destination, It’s the journey.” But it’s true! Even though it’s more about the climb the celebration gives you that much-needed intrinsic reward to motivate you as you journey to your next destination. 

So as you look back over your year, what stands out? Are you able to immediately pinpoint the positive highlights or are your wins overshadowed by your losses? Isn’t it frustrating the way your brain gives priority to challenges and threats vs positive outcomes?   

Were you able to check things off your to-do list and complete some desired goals? What did you do to celebrate or reward yourself? Who in your inner circle was invited? Did you keep it to yourself or over-post on social media – it’s ok, we can be honest here. Let’s trace the steps of this year’s journey to get a push where we may be stuck and kudos where we might have overlooked an accomplished milestone. Let’s also find some healthy habits we can adopt to make the climb that much more rewarding!

As the title explains, let’s start with the celebration.  Whitney Johnson helps us kick off the party with Celebrate to Win found at Harvard Business Review

Blake Thorne explains Why Your Brain Has a Negativity Bias and How to Fix It found at I Done This, the Science of Small Win

Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg

CHALLENGE: take stock and identify joy in the process even when you can’t claim a win. Celebrate each milestone along your journey to give yourself the necessary fuel to carry on. 

I Know YOU Can Do It!