Handling the Highs and Lows of Entrepreneurship – Part 2 – Celebrate everything

Do you know what I’m a big believer in? Well, there are a lot of things, but one of the things at the top of my list is the idea that you should CELEBRATE EVERYTHING!

Now, when you hear the word “celebrate,” your mind (if you’re like most people) probably equates it to success.

It’s natural.

When you accomplish something, you should celebrate it – no matter how big or how small.

And I agree 110%!

But what if I told you that when I talk about “celebrating everything,” – I’m not just talking about the good. I’m also talking about the not-so-good.

If you’re thinking, “WHAT? Why the heck am I going to celebrate when things are not going so well in my business or personal life?” There are two good reasons.

When you celebrate – the good or the bad – it helps to create a perspective that can:

Shift Your Mindset and Elevate Your Thinking

And those are two pretty powerful things – no matter what’s going on with your business or personal life.

Shifting your mindset when you’re experiencing success can easily translate into more success. It’s easy to look at what you’re doing well and extrapolate from it to create bigger successes in your life.

And the same goes for elevating your thinking! Why stop at this one taste of success you’ve experienced when you can make it bigger and better?

But what about when you experience a setback or a failure?

In a previous email, I shared that failure does not define you, that it’s merely a step to success.

Of course, it can only be that step if you actually celebrate it to create that perspective that allows you to shift your mindset and elevate your thinking.

Because keep in mind that part of the definition of to celebrate is to acknowledge.

And not-so-great moments and failures need to be acknowledged.

By celebrating/acknowledging them, you can:

  • Learn ____
  • Grow ____
  • Change ____
  • Create ____
  • Improve ____
  • Shift ____
  • Navigate ____
  • Build ____
  • Plan ____

I’ll let you fill in the blanks for those action verbs.

But if you look back on a failure and take the time to “celebrate” it – can you see how failure might be even more powerful than success? And can you see how it helped you to shift your mindset and elevate your thinking?

It’s because you celebrate everything that you are where you’re at now – and will meet those big goals you’ve set for yourself.

So yes, whether it be writing down ten things you’re grateful for this month or reflecting on what went wrong at last week’s not-so-successful meeting, be sure to celebrate it.

You’ll be glad you did.

Please comment below. I would love to hear from you.

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