Do you regularly celebrate your accomplishments? I am not surprised if you don’t. Many entrepreneurs are so focused on what is next that they do not take the time to appreciate what they have accomplished. That is why most of my clients take time weekly to look at what they accomplished and celebrate that. It is part of their weekly Success and Strategies Summit.
What exactly is the Success and Strategies Summit and how do you have one? I recommend setting aside 20 or so minutes once a week. It doesn’t really matter whether you do it at the end of the week or the beginning, what matters is that you set aside the time to do this. You go back and review the week. Ask yourself: What worked well, what didn’t, what did you learn? And what you learned may be a specific skill or knowledge or it may be something that you learned about yourself. What were your challenges? What adjustments do you need to make for next week?
With the answers to the questions, I then look at what I want to accomplish in the next week to move myself forward on my goals. And, I schedule time for this in my calendar, along with time for any other non-negotiables, like self-care. This sets me up for success as I am prepared to start the week with an intention.
The one other thing I do is go back and look at all the successes I had. If you take the time to look at all you accomplished – big or small – you will be amazed at how much you did. That brings me to celebrating. I love to celebrate all that I am accomplishing. And the celebrations do not need to be big. They just need to be for you, something that recognizes what you did. I like the idea of listing ways to celebrate, putting them in a jar and surprising myself with something.
Do you have a practice to reflect on your past week and plan the next? Do you have a plan for celebrating your accomplishments? Please share on our Facebook page.