Celebrate Progress and Small Wins
Recently during a conversation with a client over the summer she was telling about her 5 year old graduation from Kindergarten. Kindergarten?!? I don’t remember graduating. A few weeks later I discuss this concept with another consultant who said he never went to his graduation after receiving his master’s degree from University. And then in dawn on me that in children we celebrate progress; any progress. We throw parties for every achievement. We applaud their efforts. We hug them, kiss them, congratulate them, and reward them for the tiniest advances. According to early childhood research this atmosphere of encouragement can play a large role in the accelerated progress children make in the early months and years of their lives.
Celebrating our success is important for several reasons:
It makes us aware of what we’ve accomplished, building our confidence to keep taking BOLD ACTIONS and reach even greater heights.
It gives us a reason to pause in the midst of high-action, potentially stressful days and give energy to that which we want to grow. Stress is often caused by our fear that we won’t get things done or that we will fail in some way, so when we stop to celebrate a success, we change our focus from fear to belief.
The more room we make for celebration, the less room we have for criticism.
Who you are today is only a shadow of who you are capable of being. It is our potential that most excites and frustrates us. Focus on this question to drive your pursuit of progress: “Am I better today than I was yesterday?”
Knowing we will be celebrating our successes gives us additional motivation toward achieving success. The more successes, the more chances to celebrate!
Call a senior consultant with Ember Carriers at (513) 984-9333 for a free strategy session consultation to learn how you can FUEL your workplace and learn to celebrate you companies success.