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Victoria Munro of Make-it-FlyCelebrate Success and Get More of the Same
By Victoria Munro

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What we focus on grows—at least it does when we focus on success. Recent neuroscience research shows that our brains learn from and are likely to repeat successful behavior. Though we can certainly learn from our failures and mistakes, concentrating on these won’t help us.

This new research holds significant implications for you and your business, since focusing on success leads to more of the same. Making a habit of recognizing and celebrating all your achievements will not only build your self-esteem and help you feel good, it’s also fun!

10 Ways to Celebrate and Reinforce Success:

1. Keep a success log. At the end of each day, take a few minutes to list all your successes, even the small ones. Do this in your personal as well as business life.
2. Involve your spouse, business partner and/or employees in a daily success review. This will raise everyone’s success level and can be a great morale booster.
3. When you need encouragement, take a few minutes to review your success log; you’ll be amazed at what you’ve achieved.
4. Keep a file of really good success quotes to further inspire you.
5. Celebrate large and small wins daily with a fun activity.
6. Acknowledge the fact that you work hard every day and keep things going—and that is worth celebrating.
7. Share your successes with others.
8. Make celebrating and expecting success a part of your business culture.
9. Catch and redirect negative self-talk. When you find yourself criticizing or focusing on what you did wrong, stop. Then turn your thoughts to something you recently did right and give yourself a pat on the back.
10. Appreciate others’ successes. If you have employees, make a habit of giving them immediate positive feedback whenever they do something well. People tend to become what they’re encouraged to be.

Since focusing on success creates more success, plan to celebrate your accomplishments daily and enjoy more success in your business and personal life.

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© 2005-2008 Victoria Munro.

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About the Author: Victoria Munro is co-founder (along with husband Dave Block) of Make-it-Fly® LLC, a company dedicated to creating success for small-business owners through creatively designed programs and tools. Victoria has started and run nine different businesses. To receive FREE business success articles with tips to help you with your business, sign up for their award-winning ezine, “In-Flight Refueling,” at:, and receive a free copy of the eBook, Get More Done in Less Time: 101 Quick and Easy Time Tactics & Tips.

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