How often do you take some time to acknowledge your achievements?
Or do you just simply move onto the next without giving your success a second thought?
For some, acknowledging wins may be something that they embrace to help keep them motivated, while others may disagree and believe that completing the goal is enough. On another hand we may also see others believing that the focus should be on what lessons were learned during the process and to remain humble. Whatever your feelings and thoughts may be, around how and when you talk about your achievements, we believe that it is really important to take the time to reflect and acknowledge your wins.
When we take the time to acknowledge our wins we give ourselves permission to feel pride & joy and to celebrate the dedication & passion we put in to accomplish our achievements.
This doesn’t mean you need to blast everything on social media and yell it to the roof tops, but truly acknowledging your achievements on a regular basis and taking some time to reflect around your success can do wonders for you.
Giving yourself permission to embrace these positive emotions can help us to increase our self esteem and confidence, and create an empowered mindset. When we choose to engage in positive thoughts and feelings (and honour this on a regular basis) we have the ability to change the way we view life. We have the ability to view our life in a new way. To be able to see the beauty in our lives, to be able to see the wonderful opportunities we have and to see the great qualities we all possess.
Just like any skill we have developed, it may not be something that comes naturally. It may take time and repeated effort to make something that may seem foreign into something we adopt naturally.
Our Coaching team here at BBB have adopted an achievement attitude within themselves to allow them to be able to help our ladies do the same. The following strategies have been used by our Coaches to help catapult them forward to be able to give our ladies the attention in all areas of their health and fitness that they deserve.
How to adopt your ‘Achievement Attitude’:
1. Daily gratitude
Grab your journal and a pen.
Every night (or a regular time of your choosing) write down a list of things you are grateful for. We suggest starting small and reflecting on 3-5 things. When you open your mind to see the beauty in your day we know you will eventually be able to recognise more.
2. Weekly Achievements
Every Monday our Coaches meet together to share time and energy on the week that was in order to set intentions for the week ahead. During this time they share their thoughts around the following question:
“What worked well professionally and personally?”
Another question we like to address in our time has really helped us to stop and smell the roses on our days. Simply put:
“What did I achieve this week?”
3. What have I achieved over the past 3-6-12 months.
Every 3, 6 or 12 months, book some time with yourself. Go to a cafe, sit in the sun at the park, lie in bed with a tea, whatever makes you feel happy. Breathe and open into this task.
Write down all the things you have achieved over the past 3 months (or 6 or 12, whichever time period you prefer).
Did you handle a case at work really well.
Did you increase the weight on your squats by 10kg.
Did you train consistently for 3 months.
Did you have a really tough conversation with your partner.
Don’t overthink it, just let it out.
When we stop, reflect and acknowledge we build the strength inside us.
Confidence is built in the doing.
But if we never stop to see how far we have come, we will never allow ourselves to embrace and feel the true weight of our success.
Adopt your Achievement Attitude.