As we move into the time of year where most everyone begins to think about celebrating, I want to ask you:
- How do you celebrate your accomplishments?
- DO you celebrate them?
- If not, WHY?
Importance of Celebration
I, personally, have a hard time celebrating my accomplishments because, by the time they have been accomplished, I tend to think that they are no big deal anymore.
I see that this happens to a lot of people. You’ve worked so hard for so long that when the finish line is crossed, you’re SO done with whatever it was and you start looking at the next race, the next track, the next goal.
But it is SO important to look back, remember where you were when you started, and acknowledge ALL the work that went into getting where you are now.
That is why schools have graduations, companies have year-end parties and retirement celebrations, and we should have our own “remembrance” celebrations.
Remember when you set your goal? Remember the excitement you had, the fear, the “whoa, that’s a stretch” moment?
And now you’re here, over the finish line, possibly feeling like it wasn’t good enough…it didn’t mean all that much. Would you go back to that person you were and tell them it’s no big deal? Of course not!
So go back in time and think about who you were then, the dreams you had, and look at all that you have done. Give yourself a Goal’d Star™. You DESERVE it!
This is the time of year to reflect on all you’ve done and CELEBRATE. You’ve probably done more than you think you have. Take some time to really look at the past year and give yourself some credit!
As you celebrate the upcoming Holidays with your family and friends, throw a little spice into the mix and celebrate yourself as well.
- Howl at the moon for Wolfenoot (Nov 23).
- Express your gratitude for Thanksgiving (Nov 24).
- Remember the light at the end of the tunnel as you light the first candle for Hanukkah (Nov 28-Dec 6).
But no matter what holiday you celebrate (or even if you don’t have a holiday during November and December), remember to celebrate yourself and your accomplishments.
If you want to get a start on tracking your accomplishments so you can celebrate them, download my Accomplishment Record template. This gives you a way to remember all the things you’ve done!