Celebrate your successes
So in my last blog I talked about having a plan to ensure that you can actually achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself or your business. And human nature being the way it is we are always the first ones to beat ourselves up about failing to achieve these goals. But how often do we celebrate when we do achieve them? It is very easy to forget the successes we do achieve as we go about our business lives so this year I’d like you to try something. Every day write in your diary, or in your calendar, or in a separate note book ANYTHING you have done well, anything you have achieved however big or however small. And if you can write more than one thing then write all of them down. But make sue you write something down. They don’t all have to be business related. Anything you do that make you feel good, that you have been putting off, or done for the first time, then record it.
And on those days when you think you’re not progressing towards your goals or you’re having a bad day then dig out these achievements you’ve recorded and have a read – I bet you’ll be surprised.
It’s also important to celebrate our successes and achievements. So whether you’ve won a new piece of business, finished a project on time, received a thanks you form a client then celebrate that. Whether it’s taking the team for a cup of coffee or a drink after work, having a glass of wine with a meal, a lunch for the work force, an ice-cream, do SOMETHING that says “yes, we did it”. And make that part of your business culture.
Some big corporations are very good at celebrating success, or even the completion of a project. It brings a closure to the piece of work and says thanks to the people in the team, who perhaps didn’t know each other when the project started, but then had to deliver something on time and on budget.
So what have you achieved today? And how are you going to celebrate it? And why not tell me what you’ve done, let’s all celebrate together.