We all want to be successful and be seen as a success by our peers.
More than that, we want to be able to repeat our success over and over again.
If you’ve been struggling with this, I have the simplest trick ever that will lead to your continued and repeated success!
Besides being crazy simple, it’s also just about the most fun thing you can do.
I’m sure you’re wondering where I’m going with this, and what on earth I’m talking about.
You might be thinking that what I’m saying is too good to be true, but in reality, everything I have to say to you is completely backed and proven by science.
So, what is this simple and fun trick I have for you?
Now you may be even more confused than before, but if you can suspend your judgement and read what I have to tell you, you’ll see that everything I say makes sense and has already been proven.
Celebrating our achievements is a proven way of succeeding more frequently and achieving our long-term goals.
Let’s take a look at why this is.
Celebrating our achievements leads to us developing a success mindset.
By noticing and celebrating our successes, big or small, we start seeing ourselves as someone who is successful, rather than someone who is still trying to be.
Beyond that, us seeing ourselves that way allows others to see us that way.
Recognizing our achievements means those around us must recognize them as well, and this can lead to greater visibility and recognition in your workplace, which then leads to promotions and raises.
What happens when we don’t celebrate achievements?
We’ve become so used to racing on the hamster wheel, reaching one goal and immediately moving on to the next so fast we can’t even appreciate our first achievement.
Unfortunately, though, not pausing and taking a moment to celebrate our achievements leads to unhappiness and burnout.
Celebrating our achievements is necessary physiologically as well as psychologically.
When we celebrate, dopamine is released in our brains.
Dopamine energizes us and makes us feel good.
Once we’ve felt that way, we want to keep feeling it again and again, so by celebrating our achievements we are actually reinforcing those success behaviors and creating a pattern of success for ourselves.
Celebrations position us as winners and attracts more success, exemplified by the idea “success begets success.”
So how can you start incorporating celebrations into your own life?
Start by simply writing down goals you have, big AND small.
Each time you reach one of your goals, recognize it, and consciously celebrate it.
Tell others that you’re exited because you managed to _______, and fill in the blank.
We need to stop worrying about not wanting to brag or toot our own horns.
It’s not being arrogant to celebrate the goals that we are reaching, and to cherish those successes.
That’s how we repeat success in the future!
So, start allowing yourself to celebrate your achievements, whether they’re big or small, and see how your life changes.