Celebrate Success!
7 How-To’s

Celebrate Success!7 How-To’s

A fter thousands of failures, each one showing him how not to make a commercial light bulb, Thomas Edison was able to find a pathway through all the obstacles and achieve a success that changed all our lives.

He understood that setting a goal and failing to make it, is a success. At least that’s how Thomas Edison saw it.

A while ago I was attending a seminar and goal setting was one of the topics. I was taking notes like crazy and Jacqueline Moleman who sat next to me advised me to add to my notes:
‘And remember: success is every step in the right direction, the direction of your goal.’
A very good advice!

Visualizing your dream, understanding why it is important to you, and then setting your goals and making a plan to achieve your dream is another measure of success. Even if you haven’t reached that final milestone, you can be successful as you follow your plan and work to make progress while you act on your dream.

As said, success is failing forward. If you share your success stories, big and small, you can help others avoid the pitfalls and find their way around the obstacles they face. We never really know when we inspire others and the changes we can help them make in their lives. So don’t be shy and share your success stories. We give you seven ways how to!

Share with friends and family

It is easiest to share your successes with the people who are closest to you. They usually know what you’ve been up to, so keep them updated on your progress and your successes. Sharing your successes is also a great opportunity to let the critics that surround you know that it is possible to do it. And who knows? Maybe they’ll let go of their criticism and get inspired by you!

Reflect on the path you took
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Look back on the path you took to get you to your success. Pretty impressive, huh? Even if you’ve been imperfect, you’ve still made it to the point where you are now. Feel fabulous about that! Do enjoy the feeling of achievement – no matter how imperfect you’ve been. Progress is more important than perfection.

Thank everyone who supported you

Have an attitude of gratitude. Your biggest resource are people. You cannot climb the ladder of success all alone. You have come a long now, so thank the people that supported and assisted you. Cherish your network. Care for those relationships because the more positive and enlightening they are, the further along you will get. Celebrate your successes together!

Accept and enjoy the compliments

By sharing your successes it is likely that you’re going to earn somebody’s respect and admiration. What do you say to that? If you’re flustered by praise, it’s time to learn how to take a compliment at face value and appreciate the best of it. After all, you’re worth it, right? If you have a problem in accepting compliments, try to see it this way: in accepting a compliment, you are telling the other person that you trust their judgment. Accepting compliments also tells the other person that you appreciate what they have to say about you. More than anything, focus on receiving the compliment rather than on its content.

Write it down

An excellent way to reinforce the importance of your accomplishments, big or small, is to keep a success journal. Your success is a good reason to buy yourself something new. So go buy yourself a notebook. A really nice one. The one you fall in love with at first sight. That one is destined to become your success journal. By journaling your successes you give yourself credit when you do well. It will have an accumulative effect over time and its a perfect tool for positive reflection later on.

Share on Facebook, Tweet it, blog it

You shared your success with your family and friends. You thanked the people that supported you and you acknowledged yourself. Now don’t forget to share your success with all your friends, followers and tweeps in cyberspace. Share your success in the social media and blog about it. Success is magnetic! You will inspire others and help others to make some changes in their life.

You don’t have a blog? Don’t worry…

Share your success here and now!
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If you’d like to share the story of your journey to achieving success, we’d be very happy to hear from you. By submitting your story using the form below, you give us permission to publish it on this website. Of course you’ll get credit for writing it and we’re happy to link to your blog or site.

Your success story doesn’t have to be about a huge world-changing success. If you share your success story, big or small, there may be someone out there who will hear it or read it and find the inspiration to dig deep and redouble the determination to succeed. All because you took a few minutes to share your own story at just the right time to make a difference in someone else’s life.

We never really know when we inspire others and the changes we can help them make in their lives. If you share your story here, over time, thousands of people will read your story and you may help someone you’ll never know or even hear from.

So, take a few minutes and share your success story with us, today. What success in your life would you like to share?

Sharing is caring!
What success in your life would you like to share?
And how did you celebrate that success [besides posting it down below]?

Thank you!

Mirjam Stoffels

Founder of seven2success, guest blogger at TEDx, Project Eve and 365 dagen succesvol. In my mission to make seven2success the biggest platform of knowledge and inspiration for women, by women, I want to inspire you with our content! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter! I’d love to connect!
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