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The importance celebrating team successes

23 November 2020

A few weeks ago, we welcomed four new members into our family…chickens! One of the many bizarre, yet wonderful behaviours chickens display is that they announce when they lay an egg and this has become known as the eggs song in our household. After some googling, I discovered that one of the reasons chickens broadcasts to the world that they have laid an egg is letting others know about her accomplishment.

Sometimes, we don’t celebrate success as often as we should. The importance of celebrating success is often overlooked, yet a powerful motivator.

As we wind down towards the end of what has been an incredibly challenging year, it’s important to take a moment for reflection and celebrate the successes we had.

Research has shown that dopamine is released into our brain when we anticipate achieving something or we achieve it – and it feels good, so we want more of it.

Focus on what you’ve accomplished, rather than a long overwhelming list of what you’ve still got to do. Celebrate every success, no matter how small the win, to cultivate your success mindset.

One organisation I worked for rang a huge bell whenever there was a significant deal. Everyone in the building knew about and celebrated with the team.

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