This week we would like to focus on celebrating our small accomplishments. Theres a reason why we didn’t insert “big” accomplishments because that’s already a norm in our society. But acknowledging that our small goals are just as important as the bigger ones will keep you motivated on a daily basis. The importance of it all is that the practice of recording our progress helps us appreciate our small wins which in turn boosts our sense of confidence. We can then leverage that competence toward future, larger successes. This is because any accomplishment, no matter how small, activates the reward circuitry of our brains. When this pathway is opened some key chemicals are released that give us a feeling of achievement and pride. And having these key chemicals opened is like having an addiction, now who wouldn’t want to be addicted to progress?
Understand that you’re not celebrating because you’ve made some huge achievement. You’re celebrating because you’re successfully changing your habits. You’re celebrating because of who you are becoming. And you’re celebrating to reinforce the good behavior and develop an addiction to progress. The big, life-changing achievements will come as a result of you daily, tiny actions in the right direction.