Accomplishing your professional goals can be very rewarding. But what do you do once you’ve achieved certain milestones?
Celebrating your success is an important element of goal setting. In fact, it will keep you motivated. It’s also a great way to train yourself and create an environment that spurs even more success.
Celebrating your achievements offers multiple benefits.
1. Training ground for large goals and small steps
Celebrating your achievements will train you to break down larger goals into small achievable steps. The benefit of moving towards your next challenge step by step and recognizing when you’ve accomplished a significant portion of it will keep you moving forward towards your ultimate goal.
2. A life-long lesson in appreciation
The surest way to fail is to appear ungrateful. Celebrating success even if it’s small will communicate to your team that you are appreciative of the work they have done.
3. An inherent culture of winning
Susanne Babbel, Ph.D. completed a study where she found the excitement of success can feel close to anxiety for some individuals. This explains why some people refuse to acknowledge achievements as success or, even worse, self-sabotage. Celebrating forces you to make peace with the feelings that come with success, so you are not afraid of excelling.
4. Signals expertise in your field
People like doing business with winners. When you celebrate, you are attracting clients with your successes. Not all success is the same and neither are all sparkling wines. However, all victories are worth celebrating and all sparkling wine is meant to be enjoyed.
Here are four achievements worthy of celebration and a toast!
The ultimate success
The transaction is complete and the satisfied client will probably be doing more business with you. For this celebration you need a true marker for success, you need Champagne. Pop open a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne, as this extra-dry and medium body wine with vicious bubbles will taste like success.
The starting point
You have just landed a new contract. It may be your first, or the first of its kind or caliber. This is a payoff for all the hard work in branding, cold calling, relationship development, and educating potential clients about your services. This celebration calls for something bubbly, yet brut. Hard work is coming and both you and your team know it! This will really test what your business is made of. You need Cava. Try Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava Sparkling – a dry, rich, medium-full bodied wine with a creamy finish on the palate. This sparkler signals powerful times ahead.
The small victories
Most contracts come with multiple layers of delivery. When you hit them, celebrate them. Winning begets more winning and you want to build an atmosphere for your team to thrive. You need a sleek wine that says you’re a winner. You need Prosecco! Try Villa Sandi Prosecco DOC, a light bodied wine that is a great value!
For days when you’re not quite sure about how much progress you’ve made, but the “to-do” lists are all checked, for times when engagement is up and your accountability partner and mentor is beaming with pride you should celebrate. Have some Dr. Loosen – a great tasting sparkling wine with a note of comfort and joy.
Cheers to success!
This article has been edited and condensed.
Chanile Vines is a Marketing Consultant specializing in event marketing, speaker and a mental health advocate. Her passion for brand building led her to found Vines Play, a marketing, events and wine importing firm. She uses this space to inspire new wine enthusiast to learn more about wines and to add play to their lives. Connect with @vinesplay on Twitter.