We are our own harshest critics.
Think about it: when was the last time you gave yourself credit for doing something that has been evading you like a Pokemon for the longest time? Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Have you been out of the gym for months or years but have finally gotten into a semi-regular habit of exercise? Celebrate that.
Did you recently get off your bootycheeks and find a new hobby or activity to break up the routine that you’ve found yourself in? Bust out the party hats because you know what time it is.
What about your diet? 9/10 times when given the choice between triple fried pig souls and an apple, you chose the former. More importantly though, what about the 1 time yesterday that you went the apple route? Yeah, baby, yeah!
Whatever it is that you’re trying to change, don’t delay celebrating yourself and the small victories that you have along the way until you fully reach your goal. That day could be a long ways off, which isn’t too helpful from a motivational standpoint. Think of these as mini checkpoints. While they don’t signify the total achievement of your goal, they do mark milestones that must be reached along the way. To eat well for the rest of your life, you first must start with one day, then two, then three.
What small victory have you won that you haven’t celebrated yet? The subject matter is irrelevant – leave your victory in the comment section below so that I can throw you what will undoubtedly go down in history as THE BEST PARTY EVER!
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