Are You Celebrating Your Small Victories?

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By now, we are in the process of working towards our 2016 goals. We know where to focus our time and attention in order to achieve these goals.

Unfortunately, in our fast-paced world we have come to expect “overnight” results and success. This unrealistic expectation often leads to burnout and disappointment, and we may in turn lose sight of all those little goals we have accomplished, leading to the feeling of stagnation.

A great performer knows the importance of setting small achievable goals, and they go out of their way to recognize and celebrate those accomplishments.

Here are some of the strategies they use:

Performance Journaling

By making it a habit to write down all the small achievements you have accomplished at the end of the day, helps to rewire your brain for achievement. Studies actually show that doing this just before you fall asleep (for 8 hours I hope!) helps to improve the quality of your sleep, and you wake up feeling more positive and energized.


It doesn’t matter the size of the accomplishment, celebrating those small wins with a close group of friends or family members helps to maintain your motivation towards achieving that bigger goal. However, once celebrated, it’s back to the hard work.

Have achievable daily goals At the end of each workday, when you are shutting down the computer, spend 10 minutes writing down your three “must do” activities for the next day. It’s that simple; getting into this daily habit will give you a stronger focus on what needs to be accomplished the next day.

All the best in achieving your highest performance.


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