“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
Are you a person that doesn’t celebrate your own successes very often?
Can you tend to ignore achievements, or celebrate and embrace the good that you do?
Are you nodding along?
Well me too, so grab a cuppa and get comfy things are about to get a little deep!
I feel in some way we can all be a little hard on ourselves.
Achievements can fall through cracks in the pavement. Without any acknowledgment or celebration.
In a way this trait isn’t a bad thing, not blowing our own trumpets every damn day keeps us motivated and makes us determined to work hard, and always try to do our best.
Small goals we acquire lead us one step closer to what we want to achieve, so why treat them with such disregard?
The past week or so a number of things happened, and for the first time in a very long time, I reflected and embraced the things I have achieved so far.
And do you know what?
It felt good – it actually felt frigging amazing.
To reflect and feel proud of the achievements I had previously ignored, it reignited my fire and boosted my motivation.
From my full time job, blog, personal development, to being a parent.
I hadn’t stopped and focused on any of the the things I had accomplished.
I was always racing ahead and trying to complete the next thing on my to-do list.
With this epiphany it got me thinking. I feel a lot of people I know – well they are the same.
Cracking on with life, succeeding, achieving, but never digesting or embracing the little achievements.
From doing well at work, personal growth, to just making it through the day, when all we wanted to do was hide away from the world.
Maybe we forget or feel bad about taking time out, to reflect and be proud of ourselves?
Maybe we are far too modest for our own good?
Whilst it’s always good to stay humble, and not blow our own trumpets every day.
It’s surely just as important to recognise, celebrate and be proud of the little victories, the little victories that are taking us one step closer to where we want to be?