“Seek the small wins! You’ll get joy from a few small victories!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
We went for a walk on the golf course yesterday – it’s closed still and likely not to open for quite some tine. While coming up alongside the brush on #16, we spotted a golf ball.
And in a lovely moment of serendipity, we discovered that it was my ball – with my distinctive, optimistic ball mark!
I’ll take that as a win for the day!
Small wins are important right now, because when our lives have been upended and dramatically shifted, the overall manner by which we judge our success has changed. It’s easy to feel pretty helpless and overwhelmed, and so I’ve found that getting a few small victories brings a different element to the day.
I was out for a walk with someone in our small ‘circle’ of 5 yesterday who is struggling with the situation, and spoke about this need for small wins and small victories. I think we need to have a feeling of success at the end of the day.
To get that, at the start of the day, we need to define ourselves a plan of things that we will try to accomplish. If we achieve them, we get a few small victories.
And that matters – because we need a sense of accomplishment!
With that in mind, I’ve gone to war with the sticks on my lawn. Every time there’s a wind storm, I get a few more. I get my lawn back in shape. A small victory!
Seek small wins – get some victories!