Today’s New Habit Challenge Tip is…
Celebrate! As adults we often forget to celebrate our success. We so often achieve our goal or meet our milestone and then move right into the next one. When we pause to acknowledge and celebrate our achievements we reinforce the strategies that helped us achieve our success, we acknowledge our ability to create positive change, and we create a winners mindset.
Celebrate. It is the end of the October New Habit Challenge. Now is the time to celebrate your amazing success. A few days ago I asked you to select a reward and mark today’s date on your calendar. Today is the day your new habit is officially an established routine and the day you will celebrate your success.
You have achieved a goal that supports you. You have achieved something over the last 28+ days that is creating positive change in your life. Sometime over the next few days go claim your reward. Pamper yourself. Treat yourself. Purchase those boots that reinforce in you that you are a powerful and sexy woman.
Acknowledging your success is also an expression of gratitude. When we pause to acknowledge the strategies that worked for us and the opportunities that came to us we offer an expression of gratitude to those who helped us, supported us, and perhaps presented opportunities to us. By offering an expression of gratitude we also signal to the universe and others that we welcome more of all the good that we have already experienced.
Acknowledging your hard work and that you’re making positive changes in your life is a powerful reinforcement. The new habit you created is of course a reward of its own, but finding a way to acknowledge your achievement with a reward creates extra incentives and will serve as an additional reminder of your success and your ability to create positive change in your life.
Acknowledging this new habit you have created is a great way to create a winner’s mindset. Each time you set a goal, create a new habit that supports that goal, and celebrate your achievement you send positive messages to your mind that you are a winner. You made the rules of your game of life and you win. Finding a way to record your achievements in an on-going manner is also a great resource to help you maintain a mindset of success.
One way of acknowledging your on-going successes is through an Achievement Record. An Achievement Record is a place you can collect mementos and record your achievements at the end of each month. It can be a place to go when you are feeling powerful and want to be reminded of the source of your proven power. It can be a place to go when you are feeling overwhelmed and need a reminder of your track record of success. It will always be a place to go to when you need some motivation and evidence of your power and ability to create the life you most desire.
An Achievement Book can take a variety of forms, such as:
- a small leather bound notebook with an end of month list of achievements.
- a scrapbook with pictures, quotes, and accomplishments
- a folder containing newspaper clippings, photos, or other mementos of your success
- a journal that records the strategies you used to achieve your success as well as your success itself
Now is the time to celebrate, embrace it and acknowledge your achievement.
Join me back here on the blog on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 as we start another month long habit building series around the topic of Mindfulness. In November we will prepare for the holiday season by creating a new habit that prepares us for a mindful holiday season.
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