Do you have 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 stopping and 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 your successes/achievements?
I thought I don't, but when I finally managed to get this well-desired certificate (or rather the knowledge that comes with it), I just felt good for a few seconds and thought straight away about 'what's next'. I realised I am much better at celebrating the success of others.
After some 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, I decided I don't want to be a hypocrite and not do what I preach to my clients: to stop and celebrate the achievement of goals - the little things too (of course proportionately and not meaning to go for a spa weekend after doing the dishes once)
so when I got together with my family and we opened a bottle of wine I shared that I succeeded at the CBT exam and we raised our glasses for that.
We 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝, 𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐝 it, I felt gratitude and we moved on. When I say stop and 'celebrate' I don't mean anything huge, I just mean not to take for granted when you 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞/𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲, you 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭, apply 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 to reach a goal that is a bit (or a lot) of a stretch, but 𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐭 and 𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲.
Do you feel resistance when you read these lines? Then you need to do it even more so. You are deserving just like anyone else.