March 30

When was the last time you truly, meaningfully celebrated an accomplishment? I don’t mean that you took a few moments to revel in the joy before diving back into your email or kicking off the next project. I’m talking about truly marking a moment and making it meaningful.

You should celebrate wins. In fact, I’m a firm believer in celebrating often. The key is to find the right balance between “this feels good” and “why are we celebrating that they just cleaned the whiteboards?” Celebration should feel legitimate and substantial. Here are a few questions to ask to help to mark the moment:

What did we overcome to achieve this?[1]

How will the world/our client/our organization be better as a result of this win?

What are we grateful for?

What did we learn about ourselves through this process?

What are we excited about now that we have achieved this?

Marking the moment isn’t just an excuse to knock off work a little early. It’s a way to prevent work from feeling like a never-ending stream of projects and tasks. Celebrate big and celebrate often.

Take the time to mark the moment and celebrate your wins.

What recent win do you need to celebrate today?

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