Why Celebrating the small wins matter

Sometimes we get so caught up in the end goal we forget about the small things that helped us get there. The small victories. Though they may seem small, they are important to celebrate too.


They are the driving force behind how we achieved our big, impossible goals. They deserve to be celebrated and today we are going to make sure you start to celebrate every victory.



What is a small win

A small win is any little task you have completed on your way to a goal. For example, if you are quitting smoking a small win may be cutting back to 4 cigarettes a day for a week. If you are hoping to run a 5k but haven’t started training yet a small victory could be getting outside and active 2 days a week.


Remember, it’s called a small win for a reason...it doesn’t have to be a huge accomplishment. Holding yourself accountable to your goals and taking daily action to achieve them will end up resulting in multiple small wins


Why celebrate small wins


Keeps you motivated

The first and likely most important reason to celebrate the small wins is that it feels good! Which, in turn, keeps you motivated. Motivation is what drives your success. If you know that you are going to be celebrating even the smallest win in the right direction, you will continue to push forward towards them.


Growth

When you celebrate the small wins you are acknowledging how far you have come. Personal growth is key in any journey towards a goal.


Self-love

Learning to celebrate yourself means learning to love yourself a bit more. Celebrating yourself might be a new concept to you. By forcing yourself to stop and celebrate your small steps to victory you will likely find yourself becoming more proud of yourself each time which in turn will help to develop positive thoughts around yourself.


Self-love is something that we don’t just wake up with, it’s something that is nurtured and grows over time. Celebrating small wins can help you with this growth.


Celebrating your victories is meant to be fun and empowering. Take the time to sit down, reflect and analyze just how far you have come. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the end result but the reality is, the end result takes time and it’s not always about the destination, it’s about the journey too.


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