The Importance of Celebrating Life's Little Victories

Real Estate Sales Representative with Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software

According to Psychology Today: "the celebration of achievement and the positive emotion you feel is what tells your brain: "This is why it was worth it to put in all that hard work."

The idea is to intentionally set smaller, achievable goals and celebrate when you achieve each one.

This is the way to gradually build self-esteem and hopefulness. Smaller victories have the potential to generate ongoing momentum and build belief and confidence in your ability to achieve larger goals.

Here are some simple ideas on how to celebrate the smaller wins:

  • Write it down: Keep track of your small wins and make it a habit to look at them often. This will help you keep your eye on your goals and see how far you've come.

  • Tell other people: Tell your friends, family, or coworkers about your small wins. This will help you receive encouragement and support, as well as motivate others to celebrate their own achievements.

  • Treat yourself by doing something enjoyable: It might be as simple as taking a relaxing bath, eating your favourite dish, or watching a movie.

  • Take a break: Take some time to think about your small wins and be proud of your hard work. You can get back to work with more energy after a short break or a day off.

Your celebration approach can be changed to fit your personality, preferences, and goals. The important thing is to recognize and celebrate each small win as a step toward the bigger goal.

Do you celebrate your small wins? .. if so, how do you celebrate them? Share as a comment below.

Comments (3)

faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I have achieved a victory!

I have a white tile kitchen and the grout was terrible but I was NOT going to get on my hands and knees to scrub it.

I found a telescoping handle grout scrubber and my goal of cleaning the grout is very close to full accomplishment.  

It doesn't sound like a big accomplishment, but it is!

Feb 13, 2023 07:15 AM
Steve Penner

Thanks Faye for sharing!... congrats on the find, can imagine the relief


Feb 13, 2023 08:40 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Steve and thank you for sharing this great information with us here in the Rain.  Make it a good start to the Week!

Feb 13, 2023 07:31 AM
Steve Penner

you too Will



Feb 13, 2023 08:40 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Welcome to the Rain. Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a friend. I would love the follow back. Families on the move will appreciate your local real estate expertise. Bill

Feb 13, 2023 09:45 AM
Steve Penner

Thanks Bill for the follow.. I see I am already following. Thanks for the comment!


Feb 13, 2023 10:56 AM