Do you ever stop to Congratulate Yourself?
A New Year is upon us. Before you go any further STOP! Have you looked back and seen all that you were able to accomplish last year? If you haven’t, you MUST do so now. It’s a great time to do so. How do you celebrate yourself if you don’t look at everything you’ve done?
I have always had a hard time congratulating myself. I actually have to remind myself to do so. I so often do not see all that I have done in my own life. This is a disservice to me and a disservice to my clients. Here’s why:
I’m a forward thinker. I look at the dreams ahead and the tasks of the day. I see the challenges and how to overcome them. Then, I take action and continue to look ahead so the obstacles that might come up, I can easily get through. But that doesn’t give me much time to congratulate me on what I HAVE done.
This serves no one well because you have no referecne point to really appreciate your strengths and your abilities because you are simply doing what needs to be done! Taking time to celebrate yourself allows you to embrace the determined spirit you hear inside of you…to believe in you and have faith in the outcomes ahead.
If you do not celebrate & congratulate YOU: The Cycle will begin again and this serves no one. So, to break this cycle, you MUST celebrate yourself for all that you do. Celebrate YOU. Congratulate YOU. For you do more than you could ever think you do.
You can celebrate simply by acknowledging your achievements (Of course, it doesn’t hurt to give yourself a trinket or have a glass of champagne 😉 You can Celebrate yourself at the end of a period of time: the day, a month, a year. OR, you can congratulate yourself at a time when a project is completed or a milestone reached but it needs to be done.
I just did this for myself this year. I wrote down a list of all the things I had accomplished in relationships, with my family, in my businesses and in my own personal development. It was an amazing experience. So, Grab your calendar, Review your Year and Celebrate Yourself. Congratulate Yourself for all that you did achieve. And, Let me know below what you are proudest of!!!