Thank you for reading this week’s Operation Melt update.
Operation Melt started as a blog to share my personal transformation and weight loss story. After achieving success with that goal, Operation Melt has evolved into a platform to help inspire, motivate and equip people to achieve their own personal and professional goals so they can live their best lives.
I am trying to build a world where no goal ever dies of loneliness.
Goal Success by Choice
We can choose to be successful with our goals if we make the right daily choices, build the right habits and behaviors and adopt the right mindsets. Goal Success by Choice shares lessons about the choices we can make that can either move us closer to our goals or hold us back. I hope this post helps you get a little closer to crushing your goals.
Happy Goal Day
I have talked before about the importance of celebrating your wins. By celebrating wins, you help build the momentum in yourself to keep going. Celebrations also help you recognize that you have accomplished something important, that you are being successful. This ultimately helps manage the negative self-talk that plagues so many of us as we try to make our dreams come true.
But today’s post isn’t just about celebrating when you reach the finish line, it is about a longer-term vision than that.
Let’s reflect for a minute on our annual traditions.
Every year we celebrate birthdays: both our own and for the people we know.
Those of us who are married usually also celebrate our wedding anniversary each year.
In our jobs we also traditionally celebrate our work anniversaries, the day we started working at the company.
We also celebrate too many holidays and other events to name here.
Our lives have a routine to them which includes routine celebration. These are special days where we pause to celebrate what is important to us. These celebrations add flavor to our lives and they are important to us.
As I mentioned above, it is important to celebrate our goals too. But why do we limit that to just celebrating once we hit the finish line and then move on?
For our biggest goals, those things that we are most proud of, why not celebrate them every year? Why not reflect on the moment when you accomplished something big? Why not celebrate the items on your personal highlight reel every year.
It is time to start saying “happy goal day to me!”
Take a few minutes to make a list of the things that you have accomplished throughout your life. What are the ones are you proudest of? Which ones had the biggest impact on who you are today? When did those occur? Then, on that day every year, take a minute to celebrate your accomplishments either publicly or privately. This doesn’t have to be anything over the top, just something to remind yourself of your big day (or days!).
I will be doing this myself over the next couple of weeks. There are three months each year where I celebrate major events from my fitness journey: March, June and October. During each of these months, some things happened along my journey that I am very proud of and I never want to forget. So I celebrate.
During my “happy goal day” celebrations, I reflect on the events of that day. I think about how I felt when those events happened. I remind myself of the hard work that went into getting to that day. Plus, now that I have some distance between that day and the current day, I think about the role that event has played in my overall life story. Was it a pivot point? Did it set in motion a series of other events? How does it fit into my story?
Then, because I like to be open and honest with my Operation Melt readers, I take you along on the celebration. So get ready, there are a couple of celebrations coming over the next few weeks!
Make sure to stop and tell yourself “happy goal day!” By continuing to celebrate our proudest achievements annually instead of just checking them off the list, we will never lose sight of how important and impactful these moments were to our lives.
Make sure to share your goal day moments with me and I will help you celebrate them too. This is a big step to building a world where no goal dies of loneliness!
Thanks again for reading today’s post and here’s to achieving your most important goals!
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