Celebrating achievements

What if we weren’t conditioned to celebrate achievements?

Could this remove our sense of worth being linked to what we achieve?

What if we celebrated less shallow things such as kindness, empathy, listening and other things that are not related to being a ‘winner’?

It’s worth a thought as people crash from one traumatic disappointment to another all based on the hysterical pressure to reach the next achievements, most of which are shallow and without meaning.

Our purpose is not to win in a dog-eat-dog world of rancid competition, it’s something more meaningful and deeper that will bring is deep rooted joy.

We are all born worthy and will die worthy regardless of certificates, promotions, winning a race, the number likes on Facebook or followers on Instagram and so on.

Don’t get trapped in the achievements vortex that keeps us hooked on ‘the dream’ sold to us by the capitalist religion.

Celebrate things that really matter and it’s not an A* grade or another dopamine fuelled social media attention binge.

If we want to see change we have to be role models and inspire others.

I’ve had 51 years of being conditioned that worth is related to material things, job titles and other bullshit. More and more what matters to me is accepting my worth for who I am and trying to be truly myself.

It’s hard task and there’s a great deal of unlearning to do.

Don’t worry about achievements

Happiness and joy in life are not made up of what we achieve in terms of qualifications, salaries, houses, sales, followers…it is made up of memories that we create in our heads, and the heads of others, of moments, activities and experiences we do with people who matter.

Moments that we can recount or recount together with others that makes us feel warm, happy and that we keep with us and cherish for a lifetime.

Never worry about whether or not you achieved enough tasks, duties, things in your life, it is less important.

We can choose to concern ourselves with creating the memories, that will become our legacy when we are gone, with the people who truly matter in our lives.

Wake up each day full of joy and gratitude for the journey we’ve had, for the treasure chest of memories already there. Grateful for all that we have, our partners, families, friends.

Everything that happens from the moment we wake up every day can be viewed as a bonus, an unexpected gift to be hugely thankful for.

We can then choose each day to do something small but special for ourselves or others that we love and care about, or even for a stranger. The small things matter and make us feel good about ourselves and help others to feel good too.