Why Celebrating Your Accomplishments Is Strategic

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Have you gone through a week filled with consistent, affirmative actions?

Have you declined distractions such as partying on a Friday night to do your homework? 

Have you experienced not feeling inspired to do your task but did it anyway? 

Have you stopped giving yourself excuses from your commitments?

Have you done something you’ve always wanted to try?


If YES is your answer to all these questions, then you deserve to celebrate each and every one of these achievements. This may not seem like a big deal to others or to you as this is often overlooked, but you have no idea how great of an impact this causes to you.

We don’t know how little things like these are so difficult to do and maintain because we always put our heads up for the finished output. Sometimes, we need to recognize the first step of the journey and that is to try. Commemorating these good habits and choices will pose a magnificent impact on your mindset. Sometimes, what we need is not to work harder but to appreciate the beginning of our transformations. It reinforces the idea that we’re heading in the right direction towards the best versions of ourselves.

This affirmation is a MUST to be learned by anyone, especially in his/her twenties. Inevitably, life is going to let you pass through bumpy roads and you need these affirmations to help you get to the other side. 


Celebrating your successes, no matter how small they may be to you or to others, is a vital and strategic way to develop a healthy mindset.


It’s more than a rewarding feeling; it’s a manifestation of the journey you’ve been through to reach that mark. We need to make ourselves feel good when we know we’ve put in all the work and not just rely on the praises of others. By celebrating, we will motivate ourselves to do better because we now have something to look forward to.

Perhaps you don’t want to celebrate your achievements because you don’t think they’re big or worthy enough to be celebrated. Some of the reasons may be because you want to wait until you aim for a higher goal and then celebrate. Maybe you don’t want people to think that your standards of success are too low for you to give it value. Maybe you think you need to do more and maintain the momentum so you won’t lose your focus on not so impressive remarks. Maybe you don’t want to attract unwanted attention and possibly spite from other people or you don’t want to appear like you’re bragging.

But you don’t have to feel that way because celebrating your accomplishments isn’t only important but also strategic to get more consistent progress of your actions. It’s an effective way to become goal-driven. Besides, you can celebrate as discreet as eating your favorite food or opening a bottle of champagne alone in your living room. You could also watch a good movie after a week of hustling. There are many ways to recognize your efforts and pat yourself on the shoulder without showing off to people. Regardless of any of your valid reasons, it’s undeniable that celebrating your accomplishments is a good move to sustain excellent actions. 






If you celebrate your success, you’re reminded of the level of standard that made you feel proud of. You’re giving yourself an image of success that you want to surpass. In this way, you will see the growth of your progress. When you continue to do this, you will know more about yourself and the purpose you’re pursuing. This is a necessary time for you to press pause and think about the next steps you’ll take so you won’t feel like you’re not moving at a hurried pace.

By finding joys in these simple wins, you will reminisce the actions you did to get these results and find innovative ways to do this better. Your mind will be trained to give the same, if not more, endurance to handle the complications that will arise until it won’t feel that heavy anymore. Moreover, you’ll have an idea of the feeling you’ll get when you get the ultimate success; subsequently, you’ll want to do more to get there quicker and finish stronger. 




It reaffirms your goals and how much you’ve been through. Through giving yourself the proper recognition, you’ll learn to soothe yourself of good thoughts and not resort to self-pity. You will remember that unlike others, you didn’t do the same mistakes they did because you learned to see the bigger picture.

You’ll remember you’re special and goal-driven and you’ll feel no regrets rejecting the fun times before. You thought about the long-term effects of your actions and now you’re happy with the results. Whenever you feel down, you’ll remember the reasons you started and how many other doors you ignored because you chose that path. It makes you reminisce about your life before and how much it changed because of your courage to take the challenge.




When you celebrate your accomplishments, this also shows how you’re grateful for others’ help throughout that journey. Celebrating also means you value their generosity by providing their time, service, energy, and other resources to you when you had none. Not only is throwing a small celebration a gesture of appreciation, but it’s also a means to deepen the relationship with you and those who helped you.

You will remember that when they need your help, you should also give threefold the amount of support they’ve given you. What you give to people will always return to you, and celebrating the symbol of your relationship. Furthermore, you can also pass on to others inspiration and skill to get them working on their goals as well. You’ll be teaching them the good values and techniques by example and not only by what you preach. 




Not only can your small celebrations attract positive energy, but it can also boost your self-esteem longer. Whenever you encounter people who destroy your confidence, you remember the times when you got the same sentiments and how you managed to block the negativity to kick in. This way, you would know how to approach situations like this and how to take advantage of it as soon as possible.

Celebrating your successes allows you to fortify your self-value because it strengthens the idea of a hurdle and links it to something insightful which gives you something to look forward to. You’ve experienced enough to know that in every challenge, there’s always wisdom that lies within.

Furthermore, this can also impact the people you’re working with; self-confidence can go a long way especially if you are surrounded by people with the same belief system. You can create and instill a culture of motivation in everyone in the workplace by creating an environment where they can foster productivity and self-belonging. 




Celebrating your achievements can be an opportunity to spread positive energy to others, and this can help everyone especially those who find themselves lost. Your happiness can attract other people to join in and be curious so you have to seize that chance to change the lives of others through your own.

By celebrating your successes, you can look back to your past failures and feel better than what you felt as you were on the brink. It makes you acknowledge the strength and the will you have. You realize you’ve endured enough struggles to develop immense personal growth and that gives you the extra push to move forward. 



“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.”

Jim Stovall

Published by Monique Renegado

Monique started Life Begins At Twenty as a 20-year-old college student from the Philippines. In her lifestyle and wellness blog, she shares first-hand experiences and soulful advice about student life, relationships, mental health, adulting, and self-growth. Monique is passionate about literature, music, public speaking, and family. Besides studying and blogging full-time, she strives hard to become a published author with her first YA fiction novel and poems. Monique is the older sister you wish you had to help you navigate your twenties successfully. If you want a constant drive for motivation and pep talks, be a part of her journey.

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