Whiteboard Quote of the Day: Celebrate Every Victory, Not Just Your Own!


Do you celebrate when you accomplish something?  Not just your big monster goals, but the little ones along the way?  Most people do when they achieve something major, but few do when they accomplish something “minor.”

How about when somebody else accomplishes something?  Do you celebrate their victory like it was your own?  You should!

“Celebrate every victory, not just your own.”

This is easy when the accomplishment is something that involves you.  But what about when it has nothing to do with you, and/or when it is something you don’t necessarily enjoy, agree with, or understand? It becomes a little more challenging at this point.  Yet, our joy should not be based upon what feels good to us alone.  Even if you don’t believe in, or agree with, the accomplishment, celebrate the mere fact that they are happy about it.

The golden rule

I encourage you to be genuinely happy for others when they are happy.  Encourage them when they are taking steps to reaching their dreams.  Do for them what you want someone to do for you.

Rejoice with others

The bible teaches us this in the book of Romans (12:15), “Rejoice with those who rejoice.”   That is my focus this week, and I invite you to do the same.  Celebrate every victory, big and small, as well as the victories of others in your circle.

Question:  Have you celebrated the victory of someone else lately?  What happened as a result?  Please share in the comment section below.



Jul 16, 2012