Hmmm to celebrate or not…
All too often we make strides in our careers, our passion or simply our day to day skills and without notice, we disregard those small forward steps that take place. We make progress in something that we’ve managed to stay consistent with long enough to see results begin to blossom. A lot of times we’ll write it off as a minuscule accomplishment that isn’t at all noteworthy but that’s where we unintentionally rob ourselves of those small victories we deserve to reinforce to our brains. Small progress is good progress and you should acknowledge that.
You’ve worked out 3 days in a row, you’ve saved $15 this week from cutting out fast food, you’ve made that first sale…cheer yourself on! We are humans, we respond to praise and repercussion. Train yourself to recognize those small scale wins. I’m not saying throw a huge celebratory party because you’ve finally achieved the perfect contour after weeks of trying. However, if you’re an aspiring MUA and you’ve completed something and it gets you a step closer to mastery, then by all means tell your friends and your loved ones! Pat yourself on the back honey! Without any consistency, practice and hard work you’d still be at ground zero, you’re now leveling up!
For me personally, I celebrate my small victories by going out with close friends or maybe taking an afternoon off and going to the park to reflect and thank God for allowing my to see progress in my journey. Believe it or not, many people actually accept complacency in their lives. They feel like persisting with an art, skill or profession in life is pointless, a waste of time if you will. They’re internally discouraged and fail to see the light at the end of the tunnel; ultimately keeping them where they are. This depressive mindset spills over into other areas of their lives. We all know people like this. Some of our peers are stuck in a rut, uninspired, just teetering the fence of existence. Again, this is why celebrating victory is so important! Highlighting your accomplishments inadvertently awakens the desire in others to achieve more.
Umm Be humble?
I had a friend post a status on Facebook recently. She addressed how she hates hearing the term “Be Humble.” Now, she made a great point. Be humble usually pushes the idea that you should shrink all the improvements you make in life for the sake of other people’s feeling and egos. SCREW THAT! There are ways to embrace your wins and be humble while doing it, but what you shouldn’t do is allow society to shut you up if you’re gaining momentum in whatever it is that you’re working on. Don’t sacrifice your mental encouragement because at the end of the day you’re doing this for you.
So Queen take a bow, walk the runway and pat your self on the muthafuck’n back! Let’s keep working til we reach that next breakthrough!!
Mwah – LaMonica
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