If it’s anything I realised I didn’t do much in 2014…it’s that I wasn’t grateful for the small victories in life. Starting work however has quickly made me realise this. Most of the time people are naturally inclined to only highlight the big achievements, because achievement usually = big and that any other sort of minor or trivial matter should not be glorified.
But it should be.
To yourself that is.
At some point in 2014 I thought to myself what a dull year it was…how I hadn’t seem to accomplish much…how I was worried that I was not going to accomplish much by year end. It’s a self-destructive thought to have, i had successfully demotivated myself! It was unhealthy.
But time passed, I started work and the days quickly came to teach me an invaluable lesson that I shall now take into 2015: It’s to acknowledge and be grateful for the small victories.
Small victories can be anything. Learning how to deal with a difficult stakeholder is a small victory. As is learning how to craft a formal government letter. Heck learning how to side park without hesitation is a small victory for me.
So as i quickly started to acknowledge the little deeds, I felt more wholesome. I am human and I am young. The only way to get to the top is to learn to navigate the ropes. A big victory is usually an accumulation of many small victories; hard work and perseverance.
I have long forgone new year resolutions and have instead resorted to setting personal KPIs or small victories I want to achieve. Life is too short to fret over the lack of big things.
✓ Be grateful for the small victories