Celebrate Your Successes

Mary Rosenbaum | December 6th, 2012

Too often we spend sleepless nights going over something we did wrong, what we could have done better, or a weakness that we perceive in ourselves that we believe is holding us back. But how often do you pat yourself on the back for a job well done?

The other day as I was walking home I saw a 2-2 ½ year old boy trying to climb up a stoop in front of his apartment building. I also saw him fall, pick himself up and try again and again until finally, he made it. And as he successfully reached the top he began screaming at the top of his lungs, “I made it! I made it! I made it!”

Each victory you experience yields a treasure trove of information about what you’re good at and often times, what you really enjoy doing. Rather than focus on where you are weak, look to strengthen where you excel. If you make this a habit, celebrating your successes will yield positive energy and improved confidence, and will keep those limiting nighttime thoughts at bay. And last, but not less important, increased confidence is what allows you to reach for those opportunities that expose you to greater challenges and continued growth.

We can all learn from a 2 year old. Here’s to your success!

5 Response to “Celebrate Your Successes ”

vatsala
December 6, 2012
10:01 pm

Comment :

When we are young, as in your example, failure only inspires us to go for success. I often wonder, when do we actually go off track and see failure as the end of the road rather than as a learning experience and go for gold – Success.

Mary Rosenbaum
December 7, 2012
6:41 am

Comment :

That is a great question. If you celebrate successes as opposed to being beaten down by your perceived failures, then you are emboldened to try new things and keep reaching out to new challenges. The confidence you build allows you to accept less than perfect results as learning experiences rather than dead ends. The more positive experiences we have in our past, and the more we focus on those experiences, the more resilient we are in building our future. Thank you Vatsala for starting this conversation. To Success!

Bob
December 7, 2012
10:46 am

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Your latest blog really struck home and I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated it. We all spend too much time being our own worst enemies and focusing on our inadequacies and our failures, rather than celebrating our skills, talents, positive traits, and successes. If we can only remember the things we have achieved and the things we should be grateful for, and yes, even the blessings we have been given, then we would be much happier in our lives. I would be pleased if you could post this testimonial on your website for all the world to see. Thank you.

Mary Rosenbaum
December 7, 2012
10:53 am

Comment :

Thank you Bob. I’m glad this post really resonated with you and I truly appreciate your feedback. Thanks again.

air max
April 23, 2013
2:44 am

Comment :

Thanks for sharing wonderful blogs.

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