Celebrating Small Victories

When you set a goal, it is important to celebrate the small victories along the way.  Celebrating small victories recognizes progress, and keeps you motivated to reach the end goal. 

Celebrating Small Victories

The comments, and support I got on yesterday’s post was very humbling and touching.  Today we’re changing gears and talking about setting goals and celebrating small victories along the way.

Celebrating Small Victories

Last month I participated in a Blog Staycation. It was 4 days of Twitter parties and Facebook chats to help our blogs to grow.  One of the things we talked about was setting goals and making a plan to reach those goals.  We talked about our goals for our blogs for the year 2016 and what we were going to do to reach those goals.

Setting a year-long goal is commendable.  It’s thinking long-term.  But with long-term thinking, that leaves a lot of time to reach that goal.  It looks impossible, it’s so far out of reach from today.

That’s why it is important to celebrate small victories.

In the last three weeks of January I accumulated 542 page loads here. That is still a long way from my year-end goal, but it’s a start.  It’s something to be celebrated.  Looking at my stats so far for the month of February I’m already at 211 page views.  I have reached 40% of January’s total in the first 4 days of February.  When I reach 542 page loads this month I will celebrate meeting January’s record.  At the end of the month, I will celebrate whatever number that might be.  It won’t be my goal for the year, but it will be yet another step towards it.

Breaking down the goal, and celebrating the small victories.

In January, Welcome to My Life’s Facebook page increased it’s Page Likes by 24 new followers.  So by the end of February I am looking to have increased the number of Page Likes by at least 25.

If you are always looking at the overall big picture it can get frustrating and seem impossible to reach.  If you stop and celebrate the smaller victories along the way, it acknowledges the progress you are making, and it renews your energy and determination to reach your big overall goal.

So, What small victories are you celebrating this week? 

About Becky

While control is an illusion, organization helps to manage the chaos of our lives. Becky was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2007. She has found that when her life and home are organized her bipolar mind is less manic. She shares her attempts at managing the chaos of living with her fiance and tweenage step-daughter, while trying to be a good parent to her mostly grown children who live 2 hours away.

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