You and your team should celebrate every single accomplishment.
There is no such thing as a too-small win.
When working with engineers, I very often hear:
- "This is a too simple thing to share."
- "It was so obvious, not worth mentioning."
- "There is nothing to write/talk about."
We tend to reject moments of pride from our small wins.
It's funny because many of these things were:
- "too hard",
- "too complex",
- "out of reach",
- "I don't know",
- "need to think about it",
- "It's not for us".
...only a few weeks/months ago.
I have to admit it's satisfying to remind engineers that the things they called "too hard", now becomes "too simple to share".
Today this is my story.
A few months ago, I set the goal to "earn the first 1 USD on a digital product". Recently I made my first 100 USD, with no consulting and no dedicated 1:1 hour spent.
Yet it took me some time to share this news publicly, as my inner critic kept asking if this was really such a big thing to celebrate.
F*&k yeah, it is! 🚀
Long road ahead of me, but I've just made 0 -> 1 step. 🚀🚀🚀
What's the recent accomplishment you are proud of but decided not to celebrate even with a simple high-five 🙏 or 15-minute moment of reflection?