We’re wrapping up our week-long series on goal setting, and what better way to end the series than with a celebration. I mentioned in a previous post how important it is to take time to celebrate each success in your goal setting process, from your mini-goals all the way up to your long-term goals.
By taking time to celebrate every success, no matter how big or small, it will build your confidence and make it easier to keep pushing to reach those large-scale future goals. Not to mention, a celebration can give you closure on goals you’ve been working toward for a while, provide encouragement to continue and make every success even more worthwhile.
So now that you’ve accomplished that goal, are you ready to celebrate? Your celebration doesn’t have to be a big deal. It can be something you do alone or something you share with others. It just has to make you feel good and help you enjoy your accomplishment.
Here are some great ways to celebrate your successes, both big and small.
- Take a deep breath.
- Share the news with friends, family and colleagues.
- Give your goals a one-day break.
- Reflect on the path you took.
- Write down your success and put it where you can see it everyday.
- Thank everyone who supported you.
- Tweet it.
- Accept and enjoy the compliments.
- Watch a favorite TV show or movie.
- Support someone else in reaching his or her goal.
- Cross it off your master list of goals.
- Go for a run.
- Veg out.
- Cheer for yourself.
- Do something you enjoy but rarely have time to do.
- Take a day off from work.
- Have a drink.
- Go out for dinner.
- Write your success story to share in a newsletter or email to clients and colleagues.
- Share it on Facebook.
- Spend the day with your family.
- Start a success journal.
- Buy yourself something new.
- Have a party (recommended only for the big goals!).
- Write a blog post about it.
- Hit the gym.
- Take the dog for a long walk.
- Treat yourself to a day of rest and relaxation.
Keep in mind that in order to get the most out of your celebration, you should do it immediately after reaching your accomplishment and before moving on to your next goal.
What do you do to celebrate your success when you accomplish a goal?
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