We all want to experience success in our lives and achieve many goals along the way. It's these experiences that adds meaning and purpose to what we do.
But do you find yourself often giving up when you're taking on big goals and challenges? Have you started your journey to complete a goal but various bumps in the road drains your energy and forces you to just flat out quit?
If so you could be ignoring a key ingredient that's preventing you from pushing through to pursue and ultimately crush your goals. If this is how you're currently feeling I can assure you that you're not alone.
As humans, as soon as we feel the pain of a setback or a sense of failure, we are conditioned to feel the end is near. Having this mindset prevents you to see our setbacks as learning experiences and thus causing us to feel the path we're on is doomed with a permanent loss.
What is the key ingredient to achieving our goals and experiencing more success? High achievers experience more and more success all the time, exactly how do they go about doing it?
What keeps them pushing through the obstacles, challenges and adversity in pursuit of their goals? Why is they results turns out in their favor more often than others?
Celebrate Often Along The Way
The key to experiencing more success is having the mindset that you will not achieve all of your goals overnight. Humans tend to focus on the one big goal to soon instead of focusing on the small incremental goals first.
This type of focus is what causes the most frustration and forces people to give up way too soon.
Instead you must develop the mindset to celebrate your small wins and achievements along the way. The major issue with not doing this is it kills your confidence and motivation which is what keeps us on the right path to achieving big dreams.
You will become less motivated because you aren't sure how far away you are from achieving the goals you set up to hit. You get conditioned into believing that you're farther away because you're too focused on the distant big goal and not what you achieved up to this point.
Research supports that it's important to celebrate the small wins often along the way to achieving your goals. Take the time to acknowledge what you've done and reward yourself.
This helps you increase your motivation to achieve more, push through your challenges, and keep you moving towards your big goals.
Patience & Appreciation is Key
Your anxiety and stress will often increase when you don't take the time to smell the roses along the way to your goals. This is another way to saying that you must appreciate what you have and what you've done so far.
Appreciating your small wins and achievements is the major difference be those that experience more success and those that suffer with repeat failures.