It got me thinking about less superstar-like individuals like you and I and how we react in our day jobs but also if and how we celebrate achieving our goals.
So firstly at work, do you expect to do well every day when you go to work? If not, what gets in the way? But assuming you do expect success at some level on a daily basis, how do you recognise it? Some people need others to be constantly telling them how well they have done but how much better to be able to see it for ourselves, to be able to look at what we have done and be satisfied because we know we did it well. Not adequately but well. Maybe it doesn't require a bottle of champagne at 5 o'clock every day but some small passing nod to ourselves is good to keep us happy. Are you doing things very well, seeing it and congratulating yourself? If not, you want to change something.
What about when you achieve your goals, whether they are big or small - what celebrations have you got planned? Maybe once you have finally finished all the renovation and decorating in that new house you'll throw a party. Or maybe it will be as simple as sitting on your sofa surveying your wok with a large drink. When you achieve your target weight, I'm guessing you won't go out for a slap-up meal but what will you do instead? Having a celebration planned already is one of the motivating factors that helps us achieve our goals. For me, when I achieve my health goal, I am going to plan a holiday to reward myself. And for the work goal that I have set, on completion I will buy a nice bottle of whisky to savour.
What about you? As you look at the goals you have set yourself for the next year or two (I assume you have already decided what you want to get from life in that time - if not, see me immediately!) how will you celebrate when you reach them? And what about tomorrow when you complete your work and feel good - how will you acknowledge that?