Oh Em Gee! We are on the last post of the goal setting series. It has been so great researching, implementing and sharing with you the steps and strategies to achieving your goals. In this last post of the goal setting series, we are sharing the best part…Celebration!
You’ve followed all the steps! You figured out what your goals are, you wrote down your mission statement and know why this is so important, you made your goals sexy and exciting, created new habits and practices around your goals, you know yourself well and already had an action plan on what normally holds you back, got your buddy to hold you accountable and guess what? YOU DID! You’re crushing it, every day you are getting closer and closer to the goal and seeing real progress. Now it’s time to celebrate.
“But Belinda, I haven’t reached my goal yet?!”
Hey Hey Hey! You are finally doing the work to achieve your goals. You’re doing the work to get you to the end result. Of course, you should be celebrating along the way.
Why is “Celebration” so important?
One word: momentum
Us thrivers, we push ourselves hard and it is really hard sometimes to enjoy the ride. You’re just pushing things out constantly and not stopping to realize the progress you are making.
What happens when you don’t celebrate?
You get burnt out and forget why you’re doing the work. Eventually, you’ll see what you’re doing as a chore versus for the love.
To celebrate, you must break down your goals
The way a lot of people fail on their goals is they have one huge goal and say they want to accomplish it by this time next year and that’s it. No planning, no steps, no momentum and quit a month in. They then question, why things never work out.
For so long, I would do the same. I thought “I meant for something bigger, so why isn’t it here”. I felt entitled and felt it will just come without doing work. Until I realized, it’s great I feel this way but I need to do something about. I need to create my life. So that is when all the steps outlined in this series resonated with me so well.
As I briefly mentioned in the social influence post, it’s great to set up celebrations after you achieved your goals for the week, month, and/or quarter.
For those who set-up daily tasks, reviewing them at the end of the week. If you accomplish all of your tasks that week, decide what you want to treat yourself with once you realized you are getting closer to your goal.
Set-up celebrations for the month or quarter (whichever works for you) a plan a spa day (you can do this at home too), plan a little adventure in your hometown, whatever you would find a treat for you.
One step that I highly recommend taking is to look back on the tasks completed every week, month, quarter and etc., take it all in. Feel proud that you have accomplished so much and following your dreams.
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