Successful people track and celebrate their achievements, but many will only take the time to do this when they reach a big milestone. Or they’ll only track success when it’s something major.
Those who are truly successful don’t just focus on accomplishing the big goals. They also pay attention to the times when they take small steps – when they accomplish a small achievement.
The people who do this end up having more satisfaction with success as well as in their life. Not only that, but they also create their own momentum. Everyone wants to be successful and many people strive for that.
They want a better life, they want better relationships, they want to build a business and the list goes on. But sadly, most of those people will drop out of the race after a short time because the end just seems too far away.
The hurdles from the starting point look bigger than they thought they’d experience. Sometimes people get started chasing after success only to reach a place where they believe that the effort is too much for them.
The problem is that people who want success but don’t find it aren’t like those who do. The ones who do succeed have a different mindset. Their outlook on the journey is vastly different.
That difference is that people who want success see themselves reaching their big goals and that’s what they track. As anyone who has ever wanted to complete a big goal can tell you, looking at an end that’s so far away can be discouraging.
It can allow you to focus on issues and problems and completely miss all the positives. You can become blind to the success you’ve already experienced when you only look at the big picture.
Those who are true performers have a way of looking at the stuff that doesn’t go according to plan as just part of their journey. They don’t see it as a sign that something is failing to work out.
They see instead that they’ve eliminated one path so it’s time to head onto to the next one. These successful people can reach the big goal because they recognize the importance of a small goal.
You must always celebrate your small achievements. These signify forward momentum. True performers understand that each small step they take is hugely important because that step is crucial to getting what they want.
When you celebrate the small things, you strengthen your focus and determination. When people get discouraged and fail to achieve success, it’s usually because they haven’t taken steps that allow them to measure their success along the way.
This is what small achievements do. Like a staircase, they let you look at how far you’ve come and what you’ve accomplished and this success gives the feel good hormones in your brain a boost.
It’s important to track what you’ve done so that you can appreciate the success you have in that moment. By tracking and celebrating your success now, you’ll be able to maintain the right perspective necessary to reach your goals.