Learning to Celebrate Short-Term Wins
When was the last time you celebrated a success?
We often put down our achievements, constantly pushing for the next milestone. But did you know that celebrating even small successes can help our motivation and productivity in the long run?
What Is a Short-Term Win?
“Short-term wins” can often fly under the radar because they are not overarching goals. For example, if you’re aiming to find a better work-life balance, a smaller win might be that you didn’t check your emails outside of work hours every night this week.
While this is an exciting step forward, you might not even notice it’s happened because it’s not something you specifically planned for. That’s why it’s important to set smaller goals - to boost your motivation and track your progress!
How To Celebrate Your Short-Term Wins
To make sure you’re acknowledging your short-term successes, break down your bigger goals into smaller, bite-sized chunks. This could be done according to time, by assigning regular check-in points throughout a longer project.
Alternatively, you can also set milestones within a project and celebrate your progress when you complete a quarter of a task. By praising your own successes, however small, you acknowledge how hard you’ve been working and what progress you’ve made already.
Not only will this make you feel better about your progress, but it will also boost your motivation moving forward. Just watch - your productivity will soar!