Celebrate Effort Not Results
Celebrate everyday efforts
Too many people focus on results before they start rewarding themselves. When in fact, they should give themselves a pat on the back for the everyday efforts they accomplish. Celebrate effort not results should be your mantra for today.
Although results are important and the ultimate goal that one strives towards, it is the effort that you put in daily that will direct you towards that result.
You eat an elephant one bite at a time
If you follow a success routine diligently, you will achieve the success you have envisioned. And remember the best way to accomplish a major task is to break it down into small manageable pieces that you can perform daily. On their own, they don’t do much, but it is the cumulative effect of them all that can literally move mountains.
It reminds me of a story I heard from World War 2. The Japanese captured one or other island that was very mountainous. They had to build an airfield a.s.a.p. But the problem was they could get no machinery to the island and only had the local population to do it. Although forced into slavery those people literally moved a mountain over the course of the year just with a bucket full of earth each to complete the airfield.
Now, of course, I don’t condone any type of forced labor, but it illustrates the point perfectly that if you take small steps daily, in the end, they will yield amazing results.
How to celebrate daily efforts
Make sure you have a success routine established. That will detail all the steps that you have to take to accomplish your goal.
After every effort, whether it is a workout or a time commitment to write a post. Take a minute and congratulate yourself on the effort you put in. You literally are one step closer to accomplish your goal.
Don’t be shy to do a fist pump after every task was performed. It has a major phycological effect and will make you feel great!
Don’t get discouraged.
Finally please do not get discouraged and demotivated if the results don’t materialize immediately. Do not quit! Learn to find joy and a sense of satisfaction in the little steps that you take daily. They are there with you every day, whereas the end result can often be in the far future.
Think of them as your bread and butter. While the end result will be the desert at the end of the journey. It is the little things that count.
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
Yours in Health and Prosperity.