How to Appreciate Successes More
It’s often more challenging to acknowledge successes and work accomplishments than projects you have underachieved. Even reflecting on excellent skills makes some workers nervous. Recognition and compliments can make workers uncomfortable. And you sometimes don’t know how to react without appearing self-conscious in front of associates.
So, how can you positively appreciate your good traits? Likely the key is self-awareness. That entails treating oneself with greater consideration. Recognize you are as good as others. It requires consciousness when you evaluate your apparent shortcomings – but differently. I prefer to refer to it as “self-appreciation.”
According to LifeHack, “To love yourself is to experience freedom – freedom from doubt, self-hate, and oppression created by you. To love yourself is no longer holding yourself back from what you deserve. To love yourself is to grow and enjoy your job. Self-love is a necessity if you want to live a comfortable life. Self-love is a choice, a commitment to yourself that you will love yourself, despite all the social and biological obstacles in your path. It is not found in a place, person, or item.”
So what can you do to be easier on yourself when you underperform your expectations? It starts when you appreciate successes more and accept mistakes as part of your complete package.
5 Ways To Appreciate Successes More
1.Decide To Do It
Self-appreciation is a decision you have to make yourself; it is not bestowed upon you. You don’t obtain it from another person or an item. You get self-appreciation by choosing what you desire. It would be best if you decided to let go of toxic thinking and disliking yourself for not being enough.
Say no to all of your internal self-criticism and tell yourself the truth: you are not perfect, and that is good. Begin by giving yourself license to appreciate successes more and acknowledge yourself more. Even if you convince yourself otherwise, you are deserving of more appreciation.
Take time to tell yourself this and permit yourself to value yourself. This is the first step in and appreciating successes more and acknowledging the reality that you can appreciate yourself.
2. Check Your Negative Beliefs at the Door
Disrupt mental patterns that are solely focused on failures and defects. When it comes to self-esteem, our subconscious is not always on our side.
It takes time and effort to educate your mind into healthy habits, but the first step is to recognize the falsehoods it tells you:
- Recognize that feeling like a loser does not imply that you are a failure.
- Examine the evidence to support your findings. Even though the negative thought spiral makes it feel that way. For instance, a supervisor not replying to your text does not indicate they dislike you.
- Recognize that the good results you achieve merit your attention as well. One negative comment should not deter you from downplaying positive feedback.
3. Give Yourself a Break When You React To Your Setbacks
You don’t have to berate yourself for every misstep at work. According to research, reacting to your own mistakes with compassion boosts your self-esteem. That will make you a more competent and resourceful employee. Fight back against the inner critic who distorts reality.
- There are hardly any results from your job performance that are “all or nothing.” Even if things did not go as planned, it does not imply that nothing good came from it.
- One setback does not define you for the rest of your career.
- Call that feeling of pessimism into question by reminding yourself, “Things didn’t go my way on this assignment. But that doesn’t indicate they always will always miss the mark. You can’t let one slip up define you nor can you project the future from today’s results.”
4. Let Go Of Perfection
You will never be flawless. Don’t allow this to prevent you from appreciating successes more or accept yourself with your obvious flaws. It’s easy to kick oneself for not being all that you would like. However, this leads to self-deprecation since you focus on what you did not do rather than appreciate successes more. Self-appreciation thrives in a great attitude, which requires you to appreciate successes more. In a worldview based on perfection, dubbed “never good enough,” your ability to recognize yourself suffers, fades, and dies.
5. Learn To Say No
Instead of overcommitting, prioritize your own activities and needs. Respect your boundaries.
Learn to decline obligations that aren’t worth the stress. The unthinking “yes” in answering any request is a sort of “people-pleasing” action. That prioritizes everyone else’s interests before your own. It leaves you little time to accomplish acceptable performance that you and your supervisor expect.