Monday, April 22, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Recognizing Success

I've been doing A to Z tweeting. Sharing my "lettered" thought in 140 characters or less has been interesting. I've mostly aimed toward #bepositive words, thoughts and avenues of encouragement. I didn't tweet on Saturday because I'm joining R with S for: Recognizing Success

Every milestone, whether big or small, should be celebrated. It doesn't require a gathering of friends and drinking Moscato until it appears your party doubled. Give yourself a well deserved pat on the back when you complete that first draft. Or if you're doing a reading challenge, gift yourself that 99cent ebook you've been eyeing (If it's Neverlove you've been eyeing, feel free to gift yourself, your friend and the Grumpy Cat lol!!)

Do you have any successes, big or small, you'd like to share? Maybe you cut a pound of fat off your body, that one pound that's been sticking to you like the obsessive ex that just doesn't give up? Perhaps you rehearsed a dance step that's been a huge challenge and got it down pat, finally?


33 comments:

Rum-Punch Drunk said...

The A to Z challenge is way too much for me so I do admire anyone who can do this everyday for a month as you need stamina for sure. Tweeting is even harder because you have to get your point across in a very short way.
I feel that I've achieved something whenever I write a post because I honestly had no idea that someone may be interested in reading what I wrote about, and I'm no saying that lightly.
Still trying to be successful in getting that stomach fat off me, it just won't budge.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I completed all my A-Z posts so I'll be going through A-Z without missing a single letter. *Pats myself on the back* Every milestone is important and congrats on yours as well Angela.

Shelley Munro said...

I think sharing your successes is really important. You're right. the reward doesn't need to be a large one as you say. My small success for this week is starting a new book and getting into the swing of writing again. Unfortunately, edits have arrived, which have derailed the process, but I haven't written this amount of words for ages.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So true to celebrate the successes whether they're big or small. With my new puppy, I'm not having as much time to write right now. But I am still working on that pesky query.

Angela Brown said...

I hear you on the blogger thing. I hesitated blogging for a couple of years b/c I was certain no one would care. But I've been pleasantly proven wrong :-)

And the belly fat? Egads. Mine has made it a cause to stick around and invite friends over lol!

Angela Brown said...

Good on you, Sheena-kay. Getting all those posts done can be pretty grueling but you did it :-)

Angela Brown said...

Getting on a writing roll! All right, Shelley! Woot!

Angela Brown said...

Keep working on that query. And I'm sure puppy had tiny little milestones to celebrate as well :-)

Theresa Milstein said...

I feel like the most unsuccessful person on the planet these days. I guess I'm wildly successful at being unsuccessful. How that for positive? ; )

Angela Brown said...

:-) That is definitely putting a positive spin on the negative. Now you can take a look at those unsuccessful moments and see how to turn them around, or learn from them...been doing a lot of learning myself lol!

Maria Zannini said...

I feel it's important to celebrate the little successes. Not only does it lift us up during the dry spells, but it makes you feel you're always making progress.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I got up early today=1 success
I made coffee without mishap=2 success
I had my S post up and ready=3 success

Give me another hour or two and I'll have a few more of these successes! Happy Monday.

marlenedotterer said...

I like the idea of celebrating the little things. Every day should be a celebration of something, don't you think?

Having never figured out Twitter, I haven't seen your tweets, but the A-Z thing sounds like a great idea. Prompts are wonderful things.

The success I'm looking for today will mainly be to write a few hundred words. A thousand would be awesome, truly.

Clara Kensie said...

Great topic! My little success is finally getting my regular writing schedule back for the first time since December. Between the holidays and winter break, a temporary long-term work assignment, spring break, followed a household-wide outbreak of a stomach virus, I haven't been able to follow my regular writing schedule until this week. Also, I'm wearing a white shirt today and so far I haven't spilled on it. Huzzah!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I successfully survived the Challenge thus far!

Gwen Gardner said...

I just finished my novella and it's now with my awesome CP! And I should have my book cover done soon for my second novel. Almost done with my taxes and....other stuff!

Angela Brown said...

Very true, Maria. Adds that extra umph to keep on keeping on. :-)

Angela Brown said...

Happy Monday, Lee. Awesome successes!!! Keep it up :-)

Angela Brown said...

You may surprise yourself with your progress :-)

Angela Brown said...

With so many things attacking on different fronts, getting back to a regular writing schedules deserves two or three extra of your favorite cookie :-)

Angela Brown said...

That is truly something to celebrate :-)

Angela Brown said...

YAY!! Small milestones that add up to great things. And speaking for your CP, I'm sure they are stoked about your novella :-)

raelynbarclay said...

You already know what my recent success is :) Fabulous post idea Angela. I love that you've been tweeting your way through.

Leslie S. Rose said...

I'm currently having a love affair with Moscato. Yummers. So clever joining R and S. I made polymers with 32 5th graders today. I think climbing Everest without oxygen might have been easier.

klahanie said...

Aha,

A to Z tweeting. Great stuff, Angela. I'm rather pleased with the success my non-conformist, anti-A to Z postings have garnered. Ironically, because I'm such a nice guy, my alternative to this ridiculous challenge, actually bring further awareness of it.

Good luck to those who participate. And a successful comment, an award winning comment, left by me, yes me, shy and humble me!

Gary :)

Heather said...

LOL! Obsessive ex that doesn't give up, love that. A small success for me this week is finishing a chapter, if that works. It was a tough one that has been resisting my attempts to complete it. But I got it done!

Michael Di Gesu said...

What a HAPPY post today, Angela... We should pat ourselves on the back from time to time....

I am doing the happy dance today because I was KNIGHTED at the Comic LAIRE today. If you get a chance please drop by and say HI.. Always love to see your great smile!

Charlie Holmberg said...

Definitely striving for the bigger successes ATM ;)

Medeia Sharif said...

Great post. It lifted my spirits to think of all the small successes I experienced this month.

Mike Keyton said...

Waking up breathing: Success. Yay!

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Angela,
I'm celebrating keeping up with the Challenges. Somewhat. As usual, I start out real good. Writing posts up to a point and then they taper off. The finish line is in sight though!

Cherie Reich said...

It's definitely good to take a moment to recognize your success, even if it is a small success. Today I managed to read-through nine chapters in my novella and am ready to start writing it again tomorrow as well as am getting some emails/blog comments done. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I've made it to "V" without snapping! LOL Great post, Angela. :)

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