Hey friends. I have a suggestion for your next coffee, meal, mother’s day out, or team meeting at work:
Start the meeting off with everyone sharing a “win” they’ve had in the past week.
- Parents – what was a win that you had this week that your spouse may not know about?
- Date night – Husband, wife, what was a win that he/she may not have known or noticed this week?
- Bosses – Have the team go around and share what their win is for the past week. Don’t forget to share yours too.
- Moms – Share with other moms what your win was for the past week. I promise, you had at least one.
- Cigar night with the boys – Share what your win was for the week. And boys, don’t let humor or being sarcastic be the scapegoat for the awkwardness.
Here’s why sharing your “wins” matters…
Wins aren’t about bragging. It’s an opportunity to stop and celebrate.
When we celebrate, we are doing two things:
- We’re shoving the proverbial pursuit of wanting “more” and feeling like we’re “not enough” in the face by acknowledging that we actually were “enough” in that winning moment.But, most importantly…
- You get a chance to peek in and see what’s really important to the people you’re surrounded by.
Everybody wants to be known. Everybody wants to belong.
When people KNOW that they belong and they are convinced that the people they’re with want to KNOW them, you have the foundation of a solid, life-giving, long-lasting relationship.
Life is hard. No question.
But the real challenge is finding our “win” in the midst of the challenges and taking a moment to celebrate winning at life.