“For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
… A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance…”
– Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
We are human!
Part of living and life is celebrating!
There is the joy, warmth and positive energy created with a group of people celebrating. Especially when everyone is there to celebrate the same personal or group event, accomplishment or other achievement.
From this celebration memories will be made with photos, videos and stories to keep the positivity alive each time they are viewed or retold.
This creates an important yet untold truth.
We need these experiences to get us through other rougher times of high stress we may experience.
By enjoying and embracing the positive experiences and participating in the energy of the celebration we each build some resilience to carry us through the periods when the opposite may be taking place.
Even smaller celebrations light flames of joy in us like little pilot lights.
These get us all through many of the daily challenges we face.
Additionally when we know celebrations are coming up we are able to look ahead – knowing that something special and joyous is coming soon.
After many days at sea without a port call, the crew of a deep sea ocean going supertanker, is counting the days to arriving in a port.
Depending upon the location and the time to be spent in port, crew members are each looking forward to some shore time to celebrate.
When it is time to depart for sea again, the stories of their escapades start flowing at meal times and coffee breaks. You may have heard the term ‘sea stories’. Well since ships have plied the oceans and port calls were made ‘sea stories’ have been told.
A bond takes place among the group through this process as the months go by.
It is team building in many ways as the expectation of arriving in a new port, celebrating in port and then sharing their experiences and carrying on these new memories creates positive energy and emotions. Many will retell their stories and share other’s stories in the future with their families, friends and aboard other ships.
So now the question for you is do you celebrate with your team and co-workers?
A small goal achieved should celebrated as well as the big goal achieved. A celebration does have to be like a formal wedding to be something memorable and joyous.
Think about how you can bring more celebration into your business and your personal life.
Try it – you might smile and enjoy it!
Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC, a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.