Celebrating Big And Small Successes In Ocean County
The hours when I’m on the air are the hours that most of you are working hard at your jobs. So that means you’re probably listening to WOBM during the stressful busy periods when you’re up against deadlines and dealing with a grumpy boss. But I’d like to think I’m also “present” for the high points in your work week. When you land the big account, close the deal, or even successfully mediate a disagreement between two employees or finish that spreadsheet that you were dreading.
So today I thought we’d talk about celebrating successes. In recent years I’ve been reading and learning a lot about the success mindset. Seems a lot of successful people agree that we must take time to honor our own achievements. In the rush of our busy lives, it’s nice when a colleague offers a spontaneous high five, but do you ever high five yourself? I’ve started to! And taking it a step further, I sometimes mark a happy occasion by doing a happy dance. If there are people around, I modify my moves so they’re subdued, but if noone’s looking, my arms flail around, my butt shakes, and then I jump up and down with fists in the air a la “Rocky.” It feels good, makes me smile, and gives me a nice moment before I move on to the next assignment.
Tony Robbins and the other success coaches are big believers in changing physiology. If you’re in a funk, get up and move. If you’re feeling down on yourself, think about something that’s going well and jump up and down to celebrate it.
It may sound goofy. And it may feel goofy when you try it at first. But the more you do it the better you’ll feel. And you’ll start to feel more successful and confident. Success breeds success so it’s good for us to mark even the small successes.
Do you take time to celebrate your successes or are you always rushing from one project to the next?