This summer, my husband and I worked on a lot of construction projects. One of the things that I like about cutting the boards, nailing, sanding, and painting are that you have something to show for your efforts at the end of the day. With desk jobs, we rarely have any tangible output, making it difficult to identify and celebrate wins.
When was the last time you celebrated the great work you’ve done?
Perhaps in addition to celebrating projects completed, we should also celebrate major milestones. Milestones can be anything from articles written or members called to decisions made. Milestones can be big or small, and they are vital to note during long and difficult projects.
This post is the 1,001st post published on this blog. I have been writing two, sometimes three posts per week for eight years, making this the longest project of my professional career. Like much of the work we all do, there’s no end. No way to complete the project and say, “that was a job well done.” Instead, find some milestones that you can anticipate, work toward, and then celebrate with a happy inward smile, a big slice of cake (have you been noticing the carbs theme in my blog lately), or even a virtual team party.
Whether you’ve been reading these posts since the beginning or just started following the blog yesterday, thank you for taking this journey with me!
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