Whenever you reach a goal, you have good reason to start a celebration. For every meaningful accomplishment in your life, you’ve made sacrifices and overcome obstacles along the way, and it’s important to acknowledge those personal wins and take pride in those achievements.
Why You Should Celebrate More Often
Celebrating success has profound effects on our physiology and psychology. When anticipating or achieving something, a natural high of dopamine and endorphins is released into our brains which can cause us to want to replicate that feeling.
One reason why celebrating success is important is because it can encourage you to make additional goals you’d like to meet. Over time, this cycle of creating goals, achieving them and feeling great results in a healthy and successful mindset.
Enjoy Celebrating With Others
When you team up with others to achieve a goal, you might as well have an actual party too. Celebrate work milestones with your colleagues and broaden your network, or get brunch with your friends after a long run or race. Celebrating achievements can help strengthen teamwork, camaraderie and the sense of community amongst team members. And oftentimes success breeds more success.
A Few Ways to Celebrate Your Accomplishments
Here are a few suggestions for working toward and celebrating an accomplishment:
- Have an accountability partner or group for certain projects/events
- Write a list to keep track of your accomplishments
- For the individual achiever, treat yourself to a spa day or some shopping
- Plan a local event, get-together, or party to commemorate the occasion (a huge potluck is always fun!)
- Go dancing and let your hair down
- Take a mini vacation. You earned it!
- Write a list of everything you learned from your experience
- Share your vision and learnings with others who want to celebrate their own success
In the end, you’ll ignite a desire for even more achievement by celebrating your success, and you’ll motivate and inspire others to emulate your hard work, dedication and commitment.