In everyday life, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by your goals or expectations of yourself, or to compare yourself to others and look down on yourself for not achieving so much so fast. It’s a sad feeling that no one should experience.
Luckily, I’m here to tell you how to get through it. And my advice is: celebrate the little victories.
When you have dreams that reach the moon and expectations that defy every cell of your being, it’s easy to be let down by the slow pace of your progress and the feeling that you might never make it. So, the biggest thing I can suggest is to take it a little step at a time and learn to celebrate the small things that get you just that little bit closer to your final goal.
For me, this included celebrating the fact that I haven’t eaten sugar in a month, or the fact that I’ve gone from a size 12 to a size 8, or even just the fact that this time my fish was cooked all the way through. For you it could be finally finishing that drawing you’ve been putting off for ages, or being able to play a piece on your instrument faster by 5 beats per minute. Maybe you’re not a professional artist or musician, but what you achieved just got you one step closer.
It’s disheartening to work endlessly and tirelessly at something and feel as discouraged by the fact that you can’t see enough tangible results. The truth is: you need to cross a lot of bridges to get to the other side of the sea, just as you must achieve a multitude of miniscule goals before you can stand proud at the finish line.
I encourage you all, today, tomorrow and years from now, to always celebrate the little things. Even if that means a mini solo dance party when your maths mark improved by 5%, acknowledging and being proud of your little achievements makes the journey to your overall success that much easier.
Until next time, I love you all!