Two Minute Drill: Celebration
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. This past Friday, we took our team out to a baseball game, the Nationals against the Braves. While the Nats are a terrible baseball team right now, it was still a lot of fun to get everybody together and just celebrate the successes that we’ve had individually and collectively. This brings this week’s topic of conversation, celebration.
Celebrate Your Tiny Successes
Celebration is a really important thing. I think it’s even more important when things are not going as well as you’d like them to. It provides a level of appreciation and motivation that I think can make a huge difference for you and your team.
Behavioral psychologist, BJ Fogg wrote the book, Tiny Habits. In that book, here’s what he says about celebration “When you celebrate effectively, you tap into the reward circuitry of your brain. By feeling good at the right moment, you cause your brain to recognize and encode the sequence of behaviors you just performed” In other words, you could hack your brain to create a habit by celebrating and self-reinforcing. He goes on to say, “Celebration will one day be ranked alongside mindfulness and gratitude as daily practices that contribute most to our overall happiness and well-being. If you learn just one thing from my entire book, I hope it’s this: Celebrate your tiny successes. This one small shift in your life can have a massive impact even when you feel there is no way up or out of your situation. Celebration can be your lifeline.”
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. I am celebrating my new weed-free garden where I did not literally pick one weed. I’m celebrating, even though one of my puppies, just put dirt in the yard, but it’s fine. It’s all good. I’m celebrating a clean and beautiful backyard.
Find those successes and celebrate with you and your team.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Have a great week.
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