Every so often there appears a moment in your work where we might actually pause to enjoy and recognize the progress that has made. We know we aren’t yet to the ultimate level that we seek, the journey isn’t over just yet. Could we bring ourselves to appreciate a moment along the way? Levels of motivation and creativity can be regenerated through simply pausing to recognize and celebrate the progress that has been made.
The opportunity to celebrate “earned” progress along the way shouldn’t be left unplanned. If we never reach the ultimate level goal or the problems being addressed shifts yet again, has nothing at all been accomplished?
Athletic teams celebrate after each victory, even though they haven’t yet reached the ultimate goal of winning a national championship.
What constitutes a single victory on the way to your championship winning season in your work? There are lessons to be learned and celebrated along the way in a long season or with a long journey toward progress.
“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” — Roy T. Bennet —
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This has been played out for me as I have been interviewing again, especially when a question is about reaching a goal in the past for myself or with my organization. It is good to enjoy the moment or season while you are there because the journey continues forward and change is constant. Those moments remind me what was possible then is still possible now.