Everyday Should Be A Celebration
The goals have been set, the carpet had been rolled and now the lights and action are the only things remaining to start the new year. It’s a routine that society had confined us to and we really don’t have any choice but to make the most of it.
But before you literally bury yourself into work for the next couple of months and cut out everything, are you celebrating yourself enough are you simply working with the hope that someday, you’ll have one massive celebration?
Even with the never-ending deadlines, work meetings and ambiguous plans for your career, you need to pause it right there and start celebrating whatever achievement you arrive at whether small or big.
For real….You may never get the chance to!
Celebrate your small wins and don’t just wait for the big achievements. In fact, the best way to live every day like it were celebration is to view every little step as a huge achievement that’s worth celebrating.
Could be buying yourself a new car, going out for a beer with your friends, going for a vacation to a destination you’ve always wanted to go to, reading a book at your favorite coffee shop, getting a well-paying job, name it.
If it makes you happy, why not, go right ahead. That’s my motto!
When I set out to start building my own company, I thought I would make a lot of money and have a steady cash flow in the shortest time possible with a little hard work. I had envisioned myself working whenever I wanted and doing things my way and taking vacations when others were whining about beating work deadlines.
I was wrong!
At the back of my mind, I knew it had to work out. I thought I was at a time when everyone had their eyes on me and I had to prove a point to all those people that doubted me.
Well, guess what? It was all a myth. No one gave a f**k whether I made it or not.
I was burning my calories, being unhappy, spending sleepless nights working, losing relationships and was depressed because I was busy trying to prove myself to people that didn’t give a shit.
Around that time, I failed to realize just how much hard work I had put in and how much had been achieved in the shortest time possible. I was so focused on big achievements that I denied myself the chance to see and celebrate the baby steps and little wins that came my way.
I refused to notice the little things that made a difference because I was hell-bent on making it big in the shortest time possible and super obsessed with success.
However, what years of denying myself the chance to celebrate my small wins taught me was it’s okay to go grab a beer after closing a deal because you may never get the chance to again.
Choosing to celebrate my small wins made me realize that it’s the encouragement I needed to remind myself that whatever I was doing would someday make sense & I needed to start appreciating myself soonest.
I had put my paranoia behind me, I had stopped trying to prove a point to the people that didn’t matter and I had decided to put my happiness first and I believe everyone should.
Living every day like it were a celebration was my way of showing gratitude for all I’ve experienced ever since the hustle began. It made me worry less about my failures and focus on the things that could make me pick myself up again and keep moving.
Celebrating your success should be a daily routine. Life, as we know it all is short and unpredictable. We all got one shot at it and that should be our excuse to live every day as though it were a celebration.