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Why It’s Important to Celebrate the Small Victories

Have you ever experienced a time when you really wanted something but only got a small part of it? Naturally one would be disappointed over not getting everything, but now that’s starting to seem like the wrong emotion to have. Instead of being disappointed why don’t we use that energy to be happy about what we’ve obtained?

For months I have been writing about my employment situation and I am proud to report that I’m employed. After almost four months without a job and three interviews that didn’t turn into anything I’ve been hired to work for a company that I can learn from and grow in. The only thing is that when I was offered the job I didn’t really appreciate it the way I should have.

I had a lot of expectations that I wanted this position to live up to and when I got it I became disappointed that things didn’t happen the way I planned. Part of me considered refusing the job, but after thinking about it I saw how silly I was being. Even though it didn’t happen the way I wanted it to I should have celebrated my new employment and seen it as one step that would lead to other steps.

Sometimes things don’t turn out the way that we expect them to. They can come packaged differently and we have to accept that we were able to achieve that portion and continue to pursue the rest. Once we are able to enjoy the small victories we can truly celebrate our bigger accomplishments.

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9 Responses to “Why It’s Important to Celebrate the Small Victories”

  1. On January 18, 2012 at 11:45 am Sunny responded with... #

    Well congrats are in order!! In a world where unemployment is high…we must be grateful to even have or get a job!!


    • On January 22, 2012 at 1:14 am jenndiva responded with... #

      Thank you! I’m happy to be apart of the working world again after being away from it as long as I was. I’m praying that I don’t have to deal with being without work again. You are right that we have to be happy to be employed these days. So many are dealing with that and are having a harder time finding work than I did. So I’m now more grateful for my job and I hope that things will change for the other people that are still looking.

      One thing I like to remind myself is that every small step becomes one big step.

      • On January 30, 2012 at 9:12 am Sunny responded with... #

        Indeed it does!

  2. On January 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm Tuesdai responded with... #

    I wish I could say the same…

    Whereas as small victories are what keeps the mind hopeful and positive, for me, it’s more so contentment and settling for what came after because what you wanted didn’t come first. In this season I just want a solid victory 🙂

    • On January 24, 2012 at 11:55 am jenndiva responded with... #

      I definitely understand what you mean by wanting this to work out the first time. I would be lying to say that I didn’t want that too. In this case I have to see that the things that I thought would be negative were actually in my favor. I’m working again, I have an income, and it gives me an opportunity to meet new people. So I have to be thankful for that and hope that the rest will come.

      I’ve also had some situations where nothing has worked out and that’s when I wanted to give up. Many times the only thing that keep me fighting for those things is seeing the what I wanted to accomplish. I hope that helps, and thanks for stopping by.

  3. On January 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm GG responded with... #

    Congrats on the new job!!! I understand your initial feelings and have been through it many times. I’m glad you’re now focusing on the positive. 🙂

    • On January 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm jenndiva responded with... #

      Thank you! I’m happy to be apart of the working world again and I’m just going to pray that the rest comes in time. I know it will happen so I have to keep moving forward. Plus one of my resolutions this year is to be more positive and look at the bright side.

  4. On January 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm Up4Dsn responded with... #

    You already know I’m so happy for you Jen!

    I can relate to what you said about things not going according to your plans. I’ve experienced that as well, but I quickly have to remind myself that I’m not the one in the driver’s seat. God is directing my path and I have to be a humble servant and go where He leads me. I forget that from time to time, but I’m able to accept where I’m at when I remind myself that God knows exactly what He’s doing and where He’s taking me.

    • On February 9, 2012 at 12:45 am jenndiva responded with... #

      Thank you J! I appreciate it! I agree with you comment and I’m having to do the same thing. I have to remember that there’s a bigger plan in place and there’s a reason why things turn out the way that they do. So I just need to keep moving and keep my head up. As the song goes, the best has yet to come.

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