How often do you take the time to reward yourself and celebrate your accomplishments? Most of us are reluctant to take the breaks necessary for these rituals. Even when we reach a milestone, we don’t stop to enjoy the view and look back at how far we have come, we keep marching forward toward where we want to be next!

Oprah Winfrey has been quoted as saying “The more you praise and celebrate your life the more there is in life to celebrate.” Your Vital Life Alignment team believes that this philosophy is true! As you realize success with your goals, we think it is important to set commiserate rewards and celebrations! You are the CEO of your life! Are you the world’s greatest boss or the boss that everyone hides from?

It is important to celebrate accomplishments no matter how small. When we stop to “smell the roses”, it gifts us with:

1. A sense of achievement

2. The chance to remember where and who we were before we started

3. An opportunity to evaluate and modify the strategy

4. Motivation to continue to strive

5. Positive reinforcement and “life is fun” feelings!

Don’t rush on to the next goal until the one you met is celebrated. Believe it or not, this is a critical aspect of investing in yourself! Believing that you deserve the celebrations and the rewards may come later. For now- treat yourself! When is the last time you hung a “gone fishing” or “at the beach” sign on your office door?

My very best wishes for an exceptional day and to your long and vital life.