Celebrating The Small Successes Is EXTREMELY Important | 3-Year Blogiversary
Today makes my 3 year blogiversary and I’m actually celebrating this year!!
You’re probably wondering what happened to the past 2 years…
Well not to say that I wasn’t proud of my work, I was, I just didn’t think it was good enough to be celebrated, yet. This year I decided to change my mindset on this. Truth is you shouldn’t wait until something is “good enough” to give it the acknowledgment that it deserves. There’s always work that’s going to need to be done and ways to make anything better. Waiting until something’s perfect will have you missing out.
To be honest, 3 months ago my mindset on celebrating my accomplishments wasn’t like this. 3 months ago I graduate with my bachelors something that any person should be extremely proud of. Although I was happy and relieved, I didn’t necessarily celebrate. I didn’t have the exciting outlook on finishing my bachelors because I felt like it was something I had to do to get to where I want to be. I totally ignored the long nights studying, breakdowns, great experiences, overall hard work I put in and skills I gained.
It wasn’t until after I had a conversation with my friend that they made me realized I don’t really acknowledge my accomplishments, I just “keep on moving” and that’s not okay. Graduating college is a big deal. Yes, it is a short term goal to get me where I want to be 5 to 10 years from now, but it was something worth the celebration. This conversation made me think about other accomplishments that I’ve sort of brushed off or looked pass. It made me realize how to toxic this way of thinking is and I needed to change it.
So today I’m celebrating all that I accomplished this past year with my blog!
Since last October I launched a newsletter, made it to 600 followers on Instagram, revamped my Phenomenal Women Project, changed up my layout and here we are still pushing! These are the accomplishments that deserve acknowledgement. Even though I’m no where near where I want to be doesn’t mean I should completely ignore what I’ve done in the meantime.
It’s EXTREMELY important to celebrate the small successes!
I say this is because, although they may be small, you still put in the work to make it happen. Not everyone likes to put in the work and the fact that you got up and pushed through deserves a mini twerk session or a “treat yourself” moment.
While working towards your dreams make sure you take a step back to see how far you’ve come. It’s not easy going to school, working a 9 to 5, running a business, etc. While others may look pass your work like it’s nothing, make sure you don’t. Only you know what you go through mentally, physically, and emotionally while working on getting to where you want to be.
The journey that it takes, those small accomplishments, they matter a lot more than you think. Don’t ever think anything that you do is not good enough to be celebrated.