Celebrate and Acknowledge the Big Steps to Success!
Last week had two major milestones for me. I finished the full draft of my 7th book on women and overwhelm. And I experienced the completion of my book proposal as I sent it out to my book scout and agent. (That has to happen before it can be shopped with publishers.) Whew!!! That was a year and a half of work there and it felt amazing.
Those of you who have heard me speak know that I talk about the power of completion, how everyone gets excited when they start a new project but tend to slow down momentum in the actual doing. Some never get to completion, and that’s a shame. Because there’s a special energy and momentum that comes forward when you do complete, when you do finish, when you come to a milestone. And that energy fuels future projects and gives you an enormous sense of satisfaction. Most of you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Celebrate the Milestones
I celebrated most of Labor Day weekend. My husband and I went out to dinner and watched the sunset on the Intercoastal waterway. The next day, I did three of my favorite things, I went to yoga, went to the beach (my favorite place on earth) and out to dinner and board games with dear friends. And on Sunday, I rested in a way I hadn’t in months. I watched movies at home, read a novel and napped. It was a great weekend and a wonderful way to acknowledge progress.
Your Why Fuels Completion
And now I’m on to the next phase. When the changes came in (which I knew they would) to my proposal and I had to cut over 40 pages (eek!) I got busy. But I’m almost done with that, too. That’s because I have a bigger goal driving me. That goal is to liberate women everywhere from overwhelm and help them embrace their magnificence. It fuels me as I move forward on this book. It fires me up everytime I meet an exhausted, amazing woman who is overloaded with responsibility. It’s my Why.
What’s yours? What’s driving you? What completion can you achieve and celebrate this week? You have so much wisdom, talent and ability inside. You are unique and no one else can bring your rare and special perspective to what you do. You touch so many lives, whether you realize it or not.
Give yourself the gift of completion and celebrate each milestone. It’s powerful and you will feel fantastic.