Celebrating the shit out of your small wins
When it comes to standing up for yourself, changing habits, achieving goals, and basically anything in life, there's one thing that's going to help. And that's starting to celebrate the shit out of your small wins.
So, what is a small win?
It’s doing something small that will help you achieve a larger goal, or helps you into doing something bigger.
I know that sounds really shitting obvious, but often, we don’t take the time to see all the little things that amalgamate to the big thing.
I mean, we could all do with the reminder every now and about that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Because something that’s really easy to forget.
As technology changes, we’re getting used to instant gratification. Want to buy something? Quick click and it’s done. Want to learn a new skill? Sure, there are a thousand video tutorials to choose from.
And at some point we started applying the same strategy to our goals.
We start wanting to achieve our goals before we’ve even decided what they are.
So when we decide that we need to learn to say no, we expect ourselves to be able to do it straight away.
The thing about small wins
is that once you start celebrating them, the journey gets that much better, because we’re giving ourselves a boost and acknowledging our achievements.
Think about that infamous saying, happiness is a journey, not a destination.
It’s so true.
And if we can make that journey even richer, the better.
So, today, I’m going to share a small win I had yesterday.
Our landlady has just arranged for someone she knows to clean our windows. We already have a window cleaner we pay privately, but obviously, it make economic sense to cancel our window cleaner, and go with the new one, which will be covered by our landlords.
That of course involves telling someone I don’t want their service anymore.
It might not be for you, but for me, that’s an awkward situation, because I’m not a huge fan of conversations where I turn people away.
So, I explained the situation to him, was nice about it, and low and behold, he got it.
And it was easy. It wasn’t awkward, he was lovely about it.
I could have berated myself about making a big deal about nothing, but I reframed it into a positive and it felt good.
How about you? What’s something you’ve done today that you can celebrate?
No win is too small, and no celebration is too big!
It’s the small wins that will keep you on track to wherever you’re heading.