Celebrating small wins is overrated

I’ve heard it. You’ve heard it. We all have. We should be celebrating our small wins. They’re “stepping stones” to success. Or so they think and say.

Here’s my challenge with celebrating small wins — it makes people accept mediocrity faster. You heard that right. With the right team it just might do wonders. Especially if they’re struggling to find their footing in a new environment or circumstances. But for an already established team, a celebration like that is basically a waste of time, money and talent.

The small wins count when you’re aiming for something big. But even then, literally counting your steps (and celebrating — and taking selfies and posting it online) towards a 10,000 mile journey wouldn’t make it any easier. In fact, the audience would just get bored of it. And many would fall off the track.

The corrective measure would be to just be saner when it comes to chalking up milestones and celebrate upon achieving them. A moment of self reflection and learning would be a nice addition too.

Since I posted this piece despite the fact that I’m dead tired and already half-asleep… I should celebrate. Shouldn’t I? Well, may be. But I probably should learn to prirotize this if I wish to create intectually stimulating pieces. 😉

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