Do you find that you keep harping on yourself for not doing better?
I know I do.
That’s why today we’re talking about celebrating the small wins.
What is a small win?
It is something small that you wouldn’t normally celebrate. Here are a couple of examples of small wins:
- You made a few cents on Google Adsense.
- You helped someone out.
- You donated a couple of dollars to a donation drive.
These are small wins.
Don’t be so hard on yourself
You shouldn’t constantly be negative to yourself.
You’re not helping anyone by doing it.
If anything, you’re making yourself more down because you constantly think negative.
Making yourself feel bad isn’t going to help anyone. So turn that frown upside down.
How does this relate to your business?
By keeping a positive mental attitude through celebrating small wins, you’re more likely to move towards your goals. You’ll take small steps to where you want to be by being positive.
Let’s illustrate this point with a quote,
“When we are in a positive mood, people like us better, and friendship, love, and coalitions are more likely to cement. In contrast to the constrictions of negative emotion, our mental set is expansive, tolerant, and creative. We are open to new ideas and new experience.” -Martin Seligman PhD (Bringham Young University Source)
I don’t know about you, but I want to have stronger relationship by keeping a positive attitude.
So, better attitude = better business.
Why should you celebrate them?
You’re giving yourself some positive reinforcement.
As a teacher, you have to reinforce good behaviour.
This bit of reinforcement makes you feel good on the inside and warms the cockles of your heart.
Here is a small example:
The other day I was at the grocery store checking out.
I did my normal conversation with the cashier, my girlfriends hates this and yes I am one of those guys who talks to the cashier, anyways she asked me if I wanted to make a small donation to help kids out.
It was only a couple of dollars so I said sure. It made me feel good on the inside, I was thinking good karma.
Also, it made the cashier’s day too because it was the first day for the donation drive, and I was the first person to donate. So in my head I did a small win dance. It was something so simple but it made my day.
You see, celebrate the small wins.
I’d love to hear how you celebrate your small wins. Leave a comment below with some of your small wins.