Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 109

Take time to celebrate accomplishments. Everyone deserves a pat on the back (including you).

Sometimes we get so caught up in life that we forget to take the time to applaud our achievements.  Life is fast-moving, and it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of things and forget that every once in a while, we need to stop and congratulate ourselves for all that we have done.

Being humble is important, but so is seeing the value of the work that we accomplish.  If we don't take the time to bask in a bit of glory, then the hard work we've done never has the opportunity to truly be showcased.

A little celebration is good for the soul, and good for community-building.  It encourages people to continue striving for greatness, and it helps to show that even though hard work is its own reward, it's okay to take a break and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

As a leader, you also need to take some praise from time-to-time.  Many of us are uncomfortable with praise being thrown our way, and we are apt to say we really had no part in it, or it was due to the work of everyone.  Both of these may be true, but it is certainly appropriate to celebrate along with the rest of the team, and in the event where you did, in fact, play a role in the achievements being celebrated, then by all means, feel free to toot your own horn (albeit lightly).

The world is a big and scary place.  Every once in a while, it's nice to feel like a big fish in a small pond.

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