You’ve learned a new skill; landed a new client; accomplished a goal that you thought was unachievable; or just gotten through a really rough time at work. What’s the most important thing that you can do now? Celebrate!
Recognizing and celebrating our successes helps us to keep on keeping on, and to foster personal growth. It can lift our spirits and our enthusiasm for what we do. Best of all, it can make us feel good about ourselves, boost our happiness, and bolster our self-esteem.
Don’t wait for others to step forward to acknowledge your success; you have the ability to reward yourself—right away—for a job well done.
Here are some wonderful ways to celebrate your accomplishments, large and small:
Your celebration could also include Champagne and caviar. But a quiet cup of coffee or a walk in nature might prove just as satisfying. Of course, if you’ve been offered a new job or a promotion, you might want to celebrate in a bigger way: with an exotic trip, concert tickets, or a very special meal out.
Whatever reward you choose, it should reinforce your good feeling about how well you’ve done and make you feel proud of yourself. And that should give you the wherewithal that you need to accomplish even bigger and better things in the future.
Your hard work has yielded positive results—you deserve to celebrate!