It doesn’t matter how large or small, make an effort to appreciate the things you have accomplished. It shouldn’t end with simply crossing it out from your to-do list.
Recognizing personal growth, is very important. It helps to motivate you, and strengthen your self-esteem and sense of self-worth. Take a moment to celebrate what you have achieved, and feel good about yourself.
Appreciation is often downplayed in our lives. We easily forget to appreciate what we have done, and the things we have. Lack of appreciation for the steps you have taken, can create a feeling of emptiness.
We tend to perceive our small victories, as “less important,” not realizing that our bigger goals are made up of smaller, much-easier-to-accomplish goals. What you consider as “small,” could be a huge turning point in your life.
Truth be told, we experience victories often than we think. When you overcome your fear(s), it is a victory, doing the things you love, is a victory. We fail to recognize victory, when we become too hard on ourselves, or when we are obsessed about the future.
Someone might think you are being foolish, for rejoicing over the completion of your book, when it has not yet been published. But who cares, it is your victory, not theirs. The fact that you have a manuscript already, is worthy of recognition. So why not take pleasure in it?
We often move on to the next task, without giving ourselves a pat on the back, for the one we have been able to do. Be your own cheerleader, and build upon each victory.
When you have no regard for your victories, you may be unconsciously telling yourself that what you have achieved, is of little or no value.
Give yourself credit for reaching a milestone. It took you a great deal of effort, to get to where you are. You don’t have to be in a hurry, to conquer the mountain for a second time, when you haven’t acknowledge the first one.
Focusing only on “what’s next”? can lead to weariness. Learn to acknowledge your present victories, before looking forward to future ones. By only looking ahead, you are unable to see how far you have come.
Some bloggers do publish posts on their stats and blogging anniversary, while others silently acknowledge theirs. The bottom line is, you did acknowledged them.
Failure to recognize your accomplishments, might lead to burn out. But when you pause, and reflect on your victories, you are unknowingly creating more positivity, and at the same time, you are replenished. This, in turn, will motivate you to accomplish bigger goals.