Celebrate Your Wins

Celebrate Your Wins

“I feel stuck. I feel like I’m getting nowhere with my dreams.”

This is what a client said to me during our coaching session this week. I asked her what she has been able to accomplish since our last session about a month ago. She created a budget, exercised three times a week, and went on a fun date night with her husband.

She shared a few more activities on her list, before I teasingly asked, “That’s it?”

She laughed and explained how good it felt to verbalize how much she had accomplished. It reminded her how much she was doing to achieve her dreams. It reminded her that she is committed to building a bigger, better future for herself and her daughter.

Have you ever done that? Focused so much energy on what you haven’t yet done that you completely disregard how much you actually have? We can be so mean to ourselves sometimes.

It’s easy to get so caught up in the outcome that we don’t celebrate our little wins along the way. But it’s small wins that turn into big triumphs. We can’t forget the importance of progress.

We want the promotion, six-pack abs, perfect home, and financial freedom right now. When we aren’t exactly where we want to be, we often don’t give ourselves enough credit for our hard work, making it to the gym, and sticking to our budget. These are the activities that lead to growth. It’s progress.

When we celebrate progress, we get more done and have more fun. When we focus on getting better every day, we’re more empowered to stick to our plan even when it gets hard.

What will you do to celebrate the progress you’re making each day?

Ideas to Inspire

1. Do you have Creative Courage? That was the topic of this week’s mini-episode of Create For No Reason.

2. Join Matthew Kelly for this life-changing webinar Create a 25-Year Plan in 25-Minutes.

3. Inspiring Quote: “You use a glass mirror to see your face. You use works of art to see your soul.” – George Bernard Shaw

4. Book Recommendation: If you’re interested in understanding when, why, and how insights are formed, you’ll love Seeing What Others Don’t by cognitive psychologist Gary Klein. It’s a fascinating read and will help you look at the world differently.

5. Journaling Prompt: What am I most proud of accomplishing so far this year?
For more journaling prompts, check out my Create For No Reason Journal.