I will celebrate the small victories!

Written on 02/11/2020
Jamie Gilliam

No success is too small to celebrate, and I revel in the tiny wins today.

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to create small goals that add up to acheiving your big goal! Celebrating the small wins along your journey keeps you positive, focused and enjoying the ride!  Here are 5 tools to help you with your small and big sucesses! 

  1. Break down large goals into smaller goals – You don’t want to focus on the bigger picture as tempting as that can be. Make sure you create small, achievable goals that will allow you to see your progress more clearly.
  2. Reward yourself with achieving small goals – Think about what you enjoy the most and do this each time you complete a step. This cold be anything from treating yourself to your favourite coffee, chocolate or even a trip somewhere. Having something to look forward to trains the brain into creating motivation.
  3. Don’t put too pressure on yourself – Putting a deadline on your goals is good, and when you are tracking progress in a 12-week coaching program with me, we want to set reasonable goals on a timeline.  However, we want to ensure you can reach your goals within reasonable time and allow for some flexibility without being to relaxed.  If your goal is unattainable, it can lead to potential feelings of failure. Be focused and intentional with your goals and make sure that based on how much and how hard you are willing to work...along with other factors, that your goals are attainable. 
  4. Track your progress – Taking photos and measurements, journaling how you feel, bencmark workouts, etc are all important to keep you working towards your big goal.   When yo you track your progress regularly, you remind you of how far you’ve come in achieving your goal. Sometimes we can give up because we are unaware of how close we are to success and forget how much we’ve done. Tack all the small wins!  Seeing and celebrating your progress helps you stay motivated and focused on your goals. 
  5. Change your perspective – Sometimes when we focus too much on the end goal, it can seem too far away to get to. Try thinking of it, not as climbing a huge mountain, but descending one with perhaps a few nice restaurants (rewards) to stop off at and relax on the way down – this way you can visualise getting there a lot easier!

What 3 small goals can you set for yourself right now to keep you moving forward to your ultimate success?   Write them down and what is required fory ou to achieve your small goals?