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Power In One Small Win

Power In One Small Win

Recently, I was talking with a guy friend about a Inc 30 under 30 loss that I experienced. Earlier this year I was really excited to make it to a second round of a competition. Around 1600 people had applied for this prestige award. To make it to the second round after years of trying was an amazing feeling.

Then last week, I learned they weren’t having the award this year. The company decided to go another route instead with 35 under 35 this year.

He immediately told me relish my other win that happened two weeks prior. In addition, to the fact I made it to second round. But for some reason I was stuck on this one loss. He mentioned an app he learned about on Hacker News: 

Remember Win App

After reading the Remember Win website, I knew immediately this is something that I need in my life. We tend to only focus on the big wins and when we don’t get them we only focus on the negative. One of the quotes on the site mentions how we remember our troubles not our joys. Don’t you want to focus more on your joys and how they can propel you to new heights.

Later that same evening while reading “The Power Of Habits”, I read these words:

One Small Win

Alignment of Small WinsSmall Wins Are Scattered

Think about the power in the small wins you have already had today, yesterday or even a couple of hours ago. They matter and they add up in the long run. Don’t get caught up in your need for huge news to be successful. Some times it takes failure to get you onto the road you belong on. 

If you need even more remembrance of the importance of the small win, you can watch TED in the Embrace The Near Win by Sarah Lewis

Take your wins no matter how small. They are a victory you didn’t have beforehand. 

Have you received power from a small win? How has it propelled you to go further in your entrepreneurial journey? Have you celebrated your small win today?

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  • As a new entrepreneur, and a writer I’ve come to appreciate the small winsome and more. That comment or message from someone saying how meaningful a post was for them or how they look forward to what I share propel me forward and remind me that though the journey is not going at high speed, it’s not in vain. Thanks for sharing those quotes and I pray your continued success with smalle and BIG wins!

    • imperfctconcept

      Yes, take cues from those that you are on the right path is a great way to focus on your small wins!

  • Timmi

    Such a great idea! We do tend to focus only on the negative. I will suggest this app to my son as well. Indeed a way to stay positive.

    • imperfctconcept

      Yes, great way to stay positive.

  • First off I loved The Power of Habit. Thank you for sharing this post. Many times we tend to focus on failures and frustrations versus the small wins and positive things that are happening in our lives.

    • imperfctconcept

      The Power of Habit is a great book. Really loved it.
      Yes, idk why we are trained to think like that. Gotta focus on all the small wins in life.

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