Think back to a goal you achieved and celebrated in the past.
It could have been a goal connected to a long-term or short-term project. It doesn’t matter. The important thing was that you celebrated reaching that goal.
How did it feel when you celebrated reaching that goal? Did it feel good accomplishing your goal?
Now look back to the project connected to that goal.
Did you break that goal down into smaller parts, into smaller achievements and did you celebrate reaching each and every one of those smaller goals? I’m suspecting the answer is ‘no’. Because when we start a project, big or small, our focus is on the end result, the final goal.
I want you to take that project and work through everything it entailed.
Break it down into smaller steps with a mini goal at the end of each step.
When you look at it this way, how many goals would you have celebrated along the way? And if you had celebrated mini goals along the way, how much more would you have enjoyed the celebration of the end goal?
There is a phrase which was first quoted by the Greek Philosopher, Aristotle, and that phrase states, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” which means that the whole is better than you would expect by adding the individual parts because the whole brings added quality.
When it comes to projects, it may be controversial, but I disagree with our Greek Philosopher. If you begin a project and only focus on the whole, the end goal, yes you’ll gain a sense of accomplishment and achievement which you can celebrate and express gratitude for, however you will have missed out on just how much it took to reach that goal.
Whereas, if you break the final goal down and celebrate and express gratitude each time you achieve each part, the smaller individual steps and mini goals along the way, then your sense of accomplishment and achievement will be greater and your vibrational energy will have remained high throughout the project.
So, sometimes, the whole is not greater than the sum of the parts if you fail to recognise and celebrate the importance and role the individual parts play.
Can you see how much better, how much more achievable a goal is when you break it down?
And can you also see how much easier it is to maintain a higher vibration, more attuned to gratitude, when you do this?