Celebrate Small Victories

Dragon Hunts tend to be big epic tasks. Journeys worthy of being immortalized in verse. Adventures that would make The Illiad look like a children’s story.

They take years, require growth on an unprecedented scale, and will change you in ways you couldn’t begin to imagine.

The problem is, you have to stick with them.  You have to cross rivers, scale mountains and confront the beast in its lair.  Often, quitting looks like the best option, or the easiest.

It’s not.

You have to stick with it.  You have to fight on in the face of certain defeat. You have to find a way to stay motivated.

You have to learn to celebrate the small victories, so you can keep going and get to the big ones.

Of course, you can’t celebrate every time you take a step. So how do you know what’s worth celebrating?

This is why I like using waypoints. By defining clear points on your Dragon Hunt before you start, you can make sure that you only celebrate when you’ve made progress towards your end goal. This keeps you motivated and stops you quitting. 

And if that doesn’t work you can always convince yourself that quitting is ok, and be content with only being mediocre.

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