Success Is In Celebrating

The group of friends we met up with all players in the same tennis league.  We met at the Tennis Center and watched them all play their last matches. The games were split – some lost, some won.

Throughout the last matches and even afterward, there were high-fives to and from everyone, cheers for every good point, and a celebration regardless of victory.

Then we headed to the Bowling Alley to celebrate one of the team members birthdays.

The teams lined up and began bowling – some getting strikes on the first throw, while others throwing gutter balls right off the bat.  

As each bowler made their way back to their seats, they had to fight through a line… of high fives

Regardless of the outcome – strike or gutter – the whole team cheered just as they did on the tennis court – and all gave high fives.

What was even more amazing was the longer they bowled, the more high fives they received – the better and better they bowled.

I sat back and watched this team of tennis players become a team of bowlers, and CELEBRATED each other to the best of their ability.

Success Is In The Celebrating

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How often do you CELEBRATE with your team?  Even the little “hits?” Or the “misses” even? How often do you tell EVERYONE on your team they are doing great – even if what they are doing is not successful?

As I drove home that night – sore from laughing and in awe of what I saw- I realized that they were celebrating the effort. They were celebrating that their team member was trying – regardless of the outcome. They were supporting each other, no matter what.

And there was success from the celebration – as even our “Lefty” (throwing with a left hand since she had hurt the right hand) began throwing strikes with the hand she “never uses.”

I also realized it was not just the Team Captain doing the celebrating – it was the ENTIRE TEAM. Often times we think that it is up to our Leaders to do all of the cheer leading – when in fact, it is probably more effective when it comes from your Sister Consultants.

So what will you celebrate today?  Who can you reach out to – whether a sister consultant, Diva sister, upline, or downline – and CELEBRATE their effort, regardless of the outcome? Who can you “high five” today and make them feel terrific?

I would love to give you ALL a “high five” – for your effort, your dedication, your drive (even if you are sitting in neutral 😉 ) your ambition, your friendship, your sisterhood, and your support. You are ALL amazing and today I want to celebrate YOU!

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5 thoughts on “Success Is In Celebrating”

  1. This is great. If we celebrate the smaller achievements, they will in time grow to be large acheivements.
    Thanks for the reminder to not wait on celebrations!

  2. As one of the team players referred to here, let me say thank you for capturing what makes us special. The team we play in is highly competitive and there generally is little margin for error. However, we adopted the viwpoint, that you’ve captured here, early on because we do understand that, when push comes to shove, it’s all about the relationship first and the results second. Of course, the more effective the results, the more opportunity we afford ourselves to celebrate! And, in this case, we’ve created those opportunities at a city, district, state, and national level. We’ve done it by building the team and relationship first….we built for the ong haul – not the short-term success that the other teams focus on. I celebrate, with you, Lynsey, as you have a birthday in two days, the path that you’ve taken and the service that you perform. We “captains” have to focus on the goal at the END of the tunnel while juggling each person’s need and interests with that of the team. Congratulations for providing a platform, relevant information, and rememberig to keep your eye on the ball. I love the quote by Henry Adams: “They know enough who know how to learn.” That’s what you provide….the process of learning, the content to get them started effectively, and the focus to build those relationships. Here’s to you, your team, and your birthday!

  3. I just left our company’s Celebration, and it was exactly this-thousands of men & women cheering each other’s successes. It is so motivating & inspiring to be part of a group with so much love & support!

  4. I work with children and teenagers, most of whom have struggling home and school lives, doing adventure programming outdoors. The other staff and I celebrate each and every thing they do, and you can see how much it means to them.

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