Three Reasons Why It is Important To Celebrate Milestones In Freelancing
As freelancers or managers of our small businesses, we are usually guilty of overworking, and typically, we are also averse to taking a break. Whether it is completing 100 blogs for your first clients, acquiring first retainer client, or reaching an income of $100,000 for the first time, the goals need to be acknowledged.
Believe you me, you are sure to burn out if you don’t enjoy the journey and find time to celebrate the milestones. Once in a while, you need to pat yourself on the back and acknowledge the distance you have covered. The first step is, of course, to set up a goal and decide the milestones.
Celebrating milestones is especially relevant for freelancers since there is no promotion or no boss to acknowledge your efforts.
Here are a few reasons why it makes sense to celebrate the milestones:
- Keeps you motivated: Every time you reach a landmark, your achievement energizes you, and that motivates you to work harder for the next goal.
- Helps you in practicing gratitude: you automatically practice gratitude when you appreciate how far you have come. And it is a general wisdom that we attract abundance when we are grateful for our accomplishments.
- Puts your journey in perspective: celebrating the milestone is like stopping for a moment to gather yourself for the next haul. It gives you a chance to look back, appreciate the distance you have traveled, and to pick yourself before you start the journey towards the next goal. This is also the time to introspect how to reach the next milestone.
I make it a point to do something nice for myself every time I reach a pre-decided goal. I bought a beautiful watch for myself when I hit the income goal at the end of the first year of operations of my firm, Deepworkz Media Services.
Celebrating milestones is a significant part of changing your mindset and changing your overall outlook regarding your business. So next time you reach a target, acknowledge it. Go for that dream vacation, buy that coveted piece of jewelry, or invest in skilling to prepare yourself for the next part of the professional journey.
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