New Year’s Eve is a time when we look forward to the year ahead and think about what we want and who we want to become, then set goals to achieve our outcomes. But it’s also a time when we must celebrate success.
Why? Because as Tony says, “You can only build on success.” As you celebrate accomplishments, it creates a deeper hunger to build an even stronger base and pull yourself to greater victory and triumph. You will raise your standards for what is possible and develop the rituals and habits necessary to make sustainable success a part of who you are.
Everyone has different ways to celebrate success. We asked our Facebook community how they reflect on their accomplishments – and received over 500 responses! Here are some of our favorites.
Take time for self-care
“Having a great cup of coffee, sitting back and contemplating what I’ve accomplished. Being thankful, and using that energy to propel me forward.”
Achieving your goals isn’t always easy. It takes hard work and inner strength, and it’s easy to forget to take time for yourself. When you reach a milestone or complete a particularly hard task, relax. Celebrate success with self-care: a cup of coffee, a moment alone and some self-reflection. You’ll feel re-energized for new goals.
Spend time with loved ones
“I watch my kids with great admiration. They are so much stronger than I ever was. It is they who allow me to see any of my own success.”
When we turn our “shoulds” into “musts,” we learn how to connect our goals back to our ultimate purpose. For many, family is that purpose. Love and connection are essential to living a fulfilling life, so when we’re ready to celebrate accomplishments, we often turn to those closest to us. Seeing the positive impact our success has on our loved ones inspires us to keep going.
Show your appreciation
“I look for a way to share it with the people that made it possible.”
Not a single successful person has gotten where they are today without help. Tony Robbins himself has had mentors to guide him. Celebrate success by including your supporters. Go out for a nice dinner. Give small gifts of appreciation. Tell them how much they mean to you. The secret to living is giving, even when you’re celebrating your own accomplishments.
“After seeing all the great touchdown victory dances on the red zone football show, I am currently creatively working on my own victory dance.”
There’s a reason for victory dances: moving the body in new ways can promote confidence and give us energy. Next time you achieve a goal, put on your favorite song and dance. Strike a power pose. Do some yoga or take a walk outside. Use your happiness to both celebrate success and elevate your mood.
“With a deep, purposeful breath that gives me space for gratitude and energy for what’s next.”
It’s always a good time to practice gratitude, but it’s especially important when you’ve achieved something big in your life. Take a deep breath and let yourself feel relieved, happy or excited. Then set your intentions for what’s next. You’ll simultaneously celebrate success and shift your focus to a new goal.
“I celebrate with someone I really care about. We just do whatever comes to us in that moment – no plan, we just go and experience it.”
If you’re an achiever, you probably have a lot of goals and plans. You set your mind to something and you do it. But don’t forget that variety is one of the Six Human Needs. When our entire lives are planned, we can get bored. Celebrate success by being completely spontaneous and doing something out of your comfort zone.
Use it to fuel you
“I use my success to fuel my drive to take steps towards my next goal.”
Our failures are learning moments, but our successes are the fuel that keeps us going. Always celebrate accomplishments – no matter how small. Track your progress so that you can see how far you’ve come, even if you haven’t yet reached your ultimate goal. It will help you stay positive, which is the key to continued success.