It is the little achievements day in and day out that build up our capacity to be successful. This is why little achievements matter. In this sense, little achievements are what define us, and success is just the acknowledgement of our daily efforts.
In order to achieve success, we should not fear failure as failure is inherent in human nature. Instead, we should overcome failure as it is necessary to achieve the things we want in life:
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho.
1. Little achievements are success
Success, such as winning a gold medal, is the acknowledgement of our little achievements, but we may be succesful without a gold medal to tell us. This is because little achievements are success, but we often forget or ignore this fact.
2. Little achievements build up self-esteem
Little achievement are important as they build up self-esteem or feelings of self-efficacy. We should acknowledge our own little achievements, especially when others do not do it for us. We would not look toward greater challenges without the confidence we gain from the little achievements. Instead, we would be captured in our comfort zones.
3. Little achievements make you achieve more
People usually do not like to move out of their comfort zones. Since little achievements make us believe in our capacities to accomplish greater challenges, we will eventually achieve more. Remember, all great accomplishments begin with little achievements:
“To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.” – Anatole France