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  • Writer's pictureSteve Squassoni

Celebrate the Wins: It's Not Bragging, It's Boosting!


We hear it everywhere these days - celebrate your wins! But why the sudden hype? Believe it or not, celebrating achievements wasn't always encouraged.

Think back: in ancient times, a successful hunt meant a celebratory feast. Victories in battle were met with cheers and grand parades. So, what changed?


Well…


Some cultures viewed celebrating as bragging, a way to show off. This led to downplaying accomplishments or staying quiet about them.


But the tide is turning! We're finally recognising the power of celebrating wins, especially in workplaces. It's not just about acknowledging success; it's about unlocking a wave of positive benefits:


For You:


Confidence Boost: Pat yourself on the back! Celebrating achievements, big or small, reinforces your self-worth and makes you believe in your abilities.


Happiness Boost: Celebrating wins, triggers feel-good chemicals in your brain, making you happier and reduces stress.


Motivation Magic: Recognising your wins shows the power of hard work. This motivates you to set bigger goals and keep pushing forward.

 

For Those Around You:


Improves Teamwork: Celebrating someone's win creates a sense of shared victory and strengthens team spirit. This fosters a collaborative environment where everyone supports each other.


Motivation Spreads: Seeing others celebrate success is contagious! It inspires others to strive for their own wins, creating a more motivated and positive atmosphere.


Appreciation: Regularly celebrating achievements sets a positive tone, encouraging a culture of appreciation and recognition. This strengthens relationships and makes everyone feel valued.


The benefits are real!


The students of Jade Fitness & FUNctional Movement are a perfect example. They all started as people with low confidence, little fitness and stepped WAY outside their comfort zones when they enrolled. After a year, they’re achieving goals they never thought possible, all by supporting each other. They even go out of their way to help new people feel welcome! That's the power of celebration in action.



So, the next time you achieve something, big or small, don't be shy! Celebrate it! You deserve it, and it will boost you and everyone around you.

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