Lets Celebrate Our Small Victories For Once

Why is it we tend to only pride ourselves of the big accomplishments? Do we feel like our small wins are not worth to brag about? I’m here to tell you, THEY ARE worth it & here’s why.

Burn out is a real problem in today’s day & age. I’ve talked about the importance of self care & slowing down your routines, but I haven’t yet discussed the importance of celebrating every achievement in your life, especially those little ones. And to prevent this so called burn out, we MUST take the time to acknowledge these small victories as they are the parachutes to our bigger destinations. It’s so important to enjoy the journey if you will & take in those small ounces of growth. Because once you do make it big or get to the top of the mountain so to speak, you’ll be proud of how you got there.

Take social media for instance, I feel like most people wait to announce their biggest accomplishments on there. Whether its an engagement, marriage, new job, promotion or travel opportunity, people are quick to announce those things. It’s a braggers right, isn’t it? But I guess posting a photo of your coffee mug with the caption, “tasty brew today” isn’t quite enough to be brag worthy.

But I’m saying, maybe we should do that! Maybe if we focused our attention on smaller accomplishments, our feeds wouldn’t be bombarded by highlight reels of amazing opportunities. Not so say we shouldn’t be proud of those moments. Maybe we should celebrate those small victories to be more relatable & show others that small hints of gratitude are something to be proud of too. I think for the sake of society, we would all benefit from this.

I know for a fact, if I posted a picture of me just getting out bed in the morning with the caption, “actually got my ass out of bed this morning, win win for me” it wouldn’t get that much praise. I honestly wish it would though because for some people, that’s a huge accomplishment. But I get it. Those victories don’t compare to those who have bought a house or won a Nobel prize. But it shouldn’t mean you should feel any less for your small victories. No wonder people struggle with self esteem. The world makes the little things seem pointless.

Taking pride in those small wins helps maintain proper mental health. To achieve in this life, I feel like the main characteristic to have is a good attitude. I love the quote, “when you focus on the good, the good gets better” & I think that half of the reason we have tough times, is not thinking every aspect of our lives are wins. Just being alive another day should be enough, you know?

I also feel like we are always looking for the next best things in life. And my biggest fear of mine, is waiting for this so called “big accomplishment” & never feeling like I really get there. And the reason for this is the notion of always wanting something bigger & better. Once you accomplish one thing, you are off to the next one. And it’s this big endless cycle of never really measuring up. So, why not look at your entire life as one big painting. Each little paint stroke leads you to the final masterpiece. An artist doesn’t wisk through a project & just say it simply appeared there. They acknowledge the time it took to get there, every mark & line, & every color used to get to the finished product. And I think we should treat our lives the same way.

What are some of your small wins today? Comment down below.

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64 thoughts on “Lets Celebrate Our Small Victories For Once

  1. Love this post! I keep reminding myself to celebrate the small victories even if others don’t. We know our struggles better than anyone else – we should celebrate every win in a big way and not wait for what the society deems a “win”. I hope other people join this bandwagon too!😊

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  2. Couldn’t agree with this more. Small wins will later lead to those big accomplishments 🌟
    I would also love to see Insta feeds filled with the mundane moments. I do believe its getting better with more people breaking down the barriers of perfection. Still have a long way to go though x

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  3. I’m a big fan of celebrating small wins, especially since they happen much more frequently than the big ones…
    My small win today is that I got through four of my five classes without putting any students to sleep… πŸ™‚

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  4. I love this post and for year I have started to celebrate small victories. Waiting for that big win thay does come when we want it to, and be discouraging. But if we focus on little wins that’s working towards on big goals, it helps to motivate us more. Thanks so much for sharing. Yay to small victories πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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  5. Love this article! I’ve recently been trying to slow down and celebrate my small wins too, especially with stressful life at home nowadays which doesn’t allow for huge wins. We should celebrate small wins, especially when they’re big for us.

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  6. Love this post too. We have so many small victories that we don’t even recognize or take the time to celebrate because it’s those big victories we are looking for. Big or small we should celebrate and be thankful to God for each and every blessing we receive from Him in life! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ’›πŸ‘ŠπŸŽ‰

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  7. I loved this! Small wins are important and should be celebrated. We take so many things for granted and honesty, we shouldn’t. I do think that big wins are less feasible without many small wins.

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  8. I love this post! And I totally agree. The little wins are the things that keep us going until we hit the big wins. I’m not sure we’d even have big wins without the little wins! I had a friend over yesterday who complimented my living room and I was feeling so happy and accomplished afterwards – a lovely little win!

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  9. I love this post! and I agree! I am currently working on trying to clean up my eating and macros, and I am learning to celebrate the little things like reaching my macros or staying in a deficient over the larger goal.

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  10. I really needed to hear this right now! I’ve been extremely unmotivated the last couple of weeks, I can’t finish a single blog post and you just made me realize that it might be because I’m waiting for a big accomplishment and don’t appreciate my so far progress and achievements. Thank you for this reminder! 😊

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    1. aww, glad this gave you the inspiration. i totally understand the feeling of unable to finish writing a blog post or having writer’s block. i’ve learned it’s important to allow those breaks or understand sometimes you need to step away for awhile for the inspiration to strike again. you can’t force the words on the page. but you’ve got this! and thanks for reading.

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  11. We should definitely be celebrating the little achievements a long with the big ones, an achievement is an achievement, no matter the size. Life sucks enough as it is, so let’s celebrate everything that goes out way

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  12. You are so right we must acknowledge small victories as much as the big ones. Every step taken forward is a victory. It’s when we pay attention to the small victories that we become more grateful every day. Thank you for sharing such an important encouraging post.

    Pastor Natalie
    Letstakeamoment.com

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  13. “take the time to acknowledge these small victories as they are the parachutes to our bigger destinations”

    Really like this phrase.
    You’re right, the definition of success keeps changing, there’s no stopping.
    It would be better to celebrate small accomplishments as it will only add to your big victories.
    If you waiting for the big, you are losing it.

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  14. Absolutely love this post and all for it! I love writing a to do list however small the tasks are just having the satisfaction of ticking if off! If I’ve done extra jobs I’ll write them on the list and tick them off too 🀣 anyone else?!

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  15. This is so important. I think remembering to learn and play are important and sometimes things work out and sometimes they don’t but there is always something to learn from it. And sometimes those are small wins. I sometimes post about silly little things that made me smile, maybe a conversation, or why not enjoying a lovely cup of coffee with a cat on my lap.

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