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Feb 14th

Motivational Moments: Celebrate your accomplishments

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celebrateThis past weekend I had the pleasure of spending it with my 3-year-old granddaughter.

She is smart and I truly enjoy watching her grow. When I look at all the wonderful things she does while she is exploring her world, I think about how exciting each new lesson must be for her. She is learning to read, she can count and she knows all of her colors. Each day brings more learning and new things into her world.

This reminds me of how it feels to reach new goals. Think of it this way. Remember when you first decided to achieve that certain goal and how at first you thought maybe it wasn't in your reach? Well that's exactly how it feels to a small child when they achieve or learn something new. They are excited with every new thing that they learn to do, and that is the kind of excitement that we should have every time we accomplish a new goal.

I like to make a chart of every goal I set for myself, and as I achieve them I mark them off my list with such excitement that you would think that I just won the lottery. When you achieve goals, (even the small ones) there is something to celebrate. You should celebrate the fact that first you decided to identify a goal, and then second that you made the decision to achieve it. Remember with hard work each goal you set for yourself, you can reach and be proud of the fact that you did.

And finally, I believe that every time you learn something new, you too should add that to your goal list. I have a whole list of things that I still need to learn and things that I plan to explore. Just like my granddaughter, I am excited with every new thing I learn. Every day is another day to get excited and anticipate the greatness within you. Now it's time to celebrate.

And as always, stay focused, stay determined, and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be reached via her website at or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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