When you accomplish one of your goals, do you celebrate?
I don't mean an over-the-top blowout in the Billy Madison "going back to school and re-graduating each grade every two weeks" sense of the word, but do you at least honor yourself with a bit of congratulations?
If you DO celebrate, how do you do it?
(Please don't say "Every time I lose 2 pounds, I double-down on some chocolate cake!!)
If you do NOT celebrate...why not?
There are some people who just keep on running (a la Forrest Gump) and don't stop to celebrate the little victories and milestones.
Some may feel it is foolish, frivolous or unnecessary to celebrate.
Nothing wrong with that at all.
I'm one of those people who understands that many goals are worthy of celebration, especially the ones which seemed impossible (or scared the crap out of us) when we originally set them.
This is why a centerpiece message of my speaking events revolves around looking at our goals like an old wooden roller coaster.
I recently celebrated reaching one of my goals, related to fitness and health. After not exercising for much of the past 5 years, I decided that this year I would record at least 100 workouts at my gym. To help the process, I even gave my little 'Workout Tour' a name that would make me smile and realize I should go more often (see video above).
Last week, with a little more than 2 months left in the year, I reached that mark. After sharing the update on social media, I was overjoyed to see how many people also have similar goals, and were motivated by my going all these times.
Did I ever wake up and NOT want to go to the gym?
Did I go anyway?
Yes...100 times (so far).
As we are now fully-engaged in the home stretch of yet another year:
How are you doing on your goals?
Which ones have you actually achieved?
Did you celebrate those milestones?
Who know? You may actually realize that you are closer to achieving one or two more.
Keep on CLICKING toward them!
For those who may not think it is worthy of celebration, we can simply acknowledge that we set an expectation of ourselves, made more effort than in years past, and actually saw greater results and growth that we would have...setting ourselves up for even more.
What could YOU celebrate today?
How will you do it?
It can be as simple as a high-five and a smile to yourself in the mirror or, if you've got the resources, a blowout bash that would make Billy Madison jealous.
Just be careful if you ride a jet ski in your pool.
Now in his 13th year as The Motivational Firewood™Guy, Steve Gamlin shares his back-to-basics blend of motivation and humor with corporate and conference audiences around the country. Drawing from a decade in the radio industry, 7 years of stand-up comedy and his lifelong personal development journey, Steve shares 'real' messages for 'real' people.