Did you wake up today? Did you make yourself a hearty breakfast? Did you do something that you’ve been putting off for months? Some might call those everyday tasks – we call them small wins. And guess what? We think that they should be celebrated!
It’s important to have big goals – run a marathon, land your dream job, learn a second language – because humans thrive when they have something to work toward. The only problem with focusing solely on BIG goals is that we often become hung up on what we haven’t yet accomplished, rather than acknowledging the seemingly small accomplishments that we accrue each day. Let’s say that you’re training for a marathon and you simply won’t feel satisfied until you run the full 26.2 miles. That’s great – something to work toward. How about those 3, 6, 10, 12-milers that you’re running to prepare, are you celebrating those? No? Well, let’s change that!
Celebrating small wins – vacuuming the house, learning 10 new words in Spanish, finishing a book that’s been on your bedside table for a year – builds confidence, empowerment, and keeps us going on those days that feel defeating. They remind us that many goals take lots of baby steps to achieve and that nothing HUGE happens overnight. We need to CELEBRATE the fact that we make sh*t happen every single day and yes, that includes just getting out of bed.
Which small win are you celebrating today?