Last night I celebrated with a few local clients and friends – our accomplishments, learning and life in general. Very exciting stuff…
Along with some drinks and snacks and “speed networking” with the focus on fun and the lovely things in life, we discussed the value of celebrating – from a scientific perspective!
We are generally quite good at berating ourselves, but not so experienced when it comes to exploring our qualities, talents, abilities and all the little things we do well.
When we focus on these things, celebrate them and consider what can be learned, we create more of the same. Basic brain science – not rocket science. Focus on the good and you’ll hardwire that kind of thinking, causing you to continue to grow in that way.
One thing that I absolutely love about the coaching journey – for myself and my clients – is the way that observing and learning from our positive outcomes and achievements causes the inner confidence or self esteem to line up with the exterior show of confidence. This means you step into a new level of authenticity – with yourself and others – you know you’re not faking it anymore. There’s nothing to prove – you’re comfortable with who you are whether things are going along swimmingly or if you’ve just stuffed up.
How exciting to be free of the expectations and opinions of others! It’s not pride or arrogance, but an authentic, healthy self image. What liberty!
Now that’s something to celebrate!