Yes, maybe a lot of other things were completed, but those really don’t seem to count, because the really HARD thing didn’t get done. So, you automatically feel bad, and maybe guilty, for missing that target.
Why aren’t you excited about the things you did accomplish?
Sometimes we don’t give ourselves credit for the routine or simple things we do that support us and our businesses.
- Did you send out you weekly or monthly newsletter/note to your subscribers? Congrats! How many weeks or months has that been going without interruption? Are you celebrating?
- Did you get out of the house and go networking, even though you had items from yesterday’s to-do list undone? Congrats! You’re out there meeting people and strengthening existing connections!
- Did you meet a personal goal this week? Congrats! You’re taking care of yourself so you can continue taking care of your business!
- Did you have meetings with clients this week, timely follow up with them, or sell your product and deliver it? Congrats! You’re taking care of your customers!
I could go on, but hopefully you get the idea.
We often get caught up in everything that didn’t get done, goals that were missed and maybe opportunities that were lost.
We want to improve for next time, which is good! You want to review why something didn’t work and adjust for next time.
But we’re so busy focusing on those things that we miss some of the celebrations, big and small, that we could be having along the way.
So, I have a challenge for you: over the next 7 days, at the end of each day, write down what went right and what you accomplished. At the end of the 7 days, review it and have a little celebration for yourself! And come back here and share!
In the meantime, what have you already accomplished today? Share in the comments below!