Remember the Kool and the Gang song "CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES COME ON''? Still one of my fav’s. Do you take the time to celebrate you?? To honour and celebrate yourself for everything that you have accomplished and overcome to this point in your life.
By virtue of the fact that you’ve been on this planet for as long as you have, it means that life has handed you some shit. Big challenges, small problems, monster-sized obstacles. And not only have you conquered them all, but you've also come out the other side better, smarter and stronger for everyone. A true badass!!
You are not the same woman on the other side of your challenges and accomplishments.
So often we just do the thing, solve the problem, climb the mountain and then instantly move on to what’s next. We don’t stop to celebrate and anchor in the accomplishment as a reminder of just how strong and capable we are. I am so guilty of this. I've had some big wins lately (topic for another email which I’m excited to share with you guys) and not only did I not take the time to celebrate, I actually caught myself diminishing my accomplishment. "It's really not that big a deal". Do you do this too?
Let’s take a moment to celebrate ourselves, shall we!!
Reflect for a minute. Think of all you have been through and all you have accomplished. Make an actual list if you can. Acknowledge all the growth, learning and skills that you acquired along the way. I’m willing to bet it’s a pretty impressive resume. Recognize yourself for all it took to get here and then give yourself a high five and a big hug. You rock!!!! How will you celebrate?
Why is this so important? Because recognizing our wins creates the foundation from which we build our future accomplishments.
Recognizing our wins and anchoring them with a celebration builds trust that we can do hard things. That we are badass and capable. So at this point in our lives when our soul is calling us towards new and maybe unfamiliar things that cause us to doubt ourselves we can meet that doubt with the knowledge that we have what it takes. We’ve been there before and we can do it again.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. The dreams, desires and callings of your soul are not random. They are calling you because you have what it takes to get there. Your story, including every challenge and obstacle you have conquered so far, has prepared you for exactly where you are being called to next.
Make a plan now for how you will celebrate the milestones on the way to your kick-ass next chapter.