Punishing your own self over a bad behavior usually comes very naturally to you and you don’t have much problem feeling guilty about your poor performance. No matter how small the screw-up was, you are best at bringing out the stick. When you make a small mistake, you almost always feel really bad about it. On the other hand, when you accomplish a small goal, you almost never feel good about it.
But what you mostly fail to understand is that any accomplishment, no matter how small, activates the reward circuitry of your brain. It is the pathway that when opened, releases chemicals that give you a feeling of achievement and pride.
Following are the reasons you need to celebrate the small victories:
It gives you happiness:
Small victories can bring immense happiness. For instance, clearing a small number of emails when you are still left with 200 to go, reminds you that you are making progress and it makes you feel good. Studies have proved that it makes you feel happier and more satisfied at work. It is because you don’t have to wait for a day or time to wait for achieving your goal and be happy. Celebrating small wins can make you feel happy at any time.
You stay motivated:
When you allow yourself to dwell into your weakness or your past mistakes, you make your own life miserable. You feel like you are going nowhere and feel extremely sad. But when you give a little attention to your small victories, you remind yourself that you are making progress and becoming successful by being on the right path.
The secret to more confidence:
You always search for the secrets to build more confidence in yourself. But you may not be aware that the secret to attaining confidence does not lie in some strategy, it can be achieved by focusing on small improvements on a daily basis. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to leverage the power of small wins and it will help you to show up with more confidence, consistency, and fulfillment.