29 – Do you celebrate your success?

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Hey everyone!

I hope you have had a fantastic week. It is definitely feeling like Christmas in our house now. I managed to convince Rob to put our Christmas decorations up at the weekend and I am now feeling in the festive mood! We have already opened the Christmas chocolates and I am not hopeful there will be any left by the time that Christmas gets here. Oops!

It is hard to believe that in just over 3 weeks we will be in 2018. This year seems to have flown by and I like to think it’s because I have done so many exciting things this year. It certainly hasn’t been dull!

One of the things I like to do around this time of year is to take stock and do a review of the year. We all have very busy lives and it is so easy to fall in to the trap of achieving things, ticking them off the list and then just moving on. We don’t take time to pause and celebrate our achievements along the way.

When was the last time you stopped to think about all the progress you have made over the past 12 months?

Do you keep a record of all the things you have achieved as the months pass by?

When was the last time you celebrated an achievement?

I bet if you took some time and made a note of the things you have achieved even in the past three months it would be quite a list and I am also willing to bet that they have mostly gone unnoticed.

I am going to challenge you to do two things…

Firstly, take some time before the end of this year to really think about all that you have achieved. Really set aside a good amount of time, find a quiet place and just starting listing things down. It doesn’t matter what you include on the list, the list is yours. Just simply right down anything that feels like an achievement for you.

Here are some examples of items that show on my list:

  • Losing 14lb
  • Launching No Ordinary Woman
  • Hosting a Vision Board workshop
  • Being asked to be a guest speaker at an event
  • Reading more books this year than ever!
  • Learning new web design skills
  • Getting my home office set up

You will see that some of those items may seem more significant than others but it doesn’t matter. They are all successes!

Secondly, ask yourself if you have given yourself enough recognition for all that you have achieved this year. Did you celebrate these achievements in some way? If not, why not?

We tend to play down our successes but in my book a win is a win no matter how small. It is much more inspiring to celebrate even the smallest of achievements than looking at a blank page and feeling like you have let life pass you by.

If we don’t keep a note of the things we achieve, we forget and we tend to focus on the things that have happened most recently.

Is it possible that it might feel better on New Years Eve 2018 to be looking at a long list of everything you have done in the past 12 months, knowing that you celebrated each one rather than sitting wondering what has happened over the past 12 months?

Just saying…

Until next week, have fun celebrating all your amazingness and

Be Extraordinary

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