Count the wins - and celebrate them

Success isn't about being right the first time, rather, the ability to grow, change and improve. It's important to remember that huge successes aren't going to happen overnight, in the next week or maybe even in the next year. 

 

The speech therapy journey can be tough...

Learning a new skill is not easy. It takes practice, practice and more practice. Each step can be a huge challenge and can bring upon intense emotions, disappointment, discouragement, and frustration. 

Success isn't about being right the first time, rather, the ability to grow, change and improve. It's important to remember that huge successes aren't going to happen overnight, in the next week or maybe even in the next year. 

That's why is important to celebrate even the small wins. Here are some other reasons:

It makes us feel good.

Celebrating small wins boosts self-confidence. It makes you say to yourself 'I can do this!" 

It keeps us motivated.

Motivation is driven by success. We need to fuel our motivation by celebrating the small wins.

There's actually a science behind it too. When you accomplish something, it activates the reward centre of your brain to produce dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical in your brain which gives you feel-good emotions. 

Praise and recognition for good work also helps to release dopamine in the brain and create feelings of pride and pleasure. You are inclined to do more of that behaviour because it will create more praise and result in another dopamine hit. 

It helps us to achieve bigger goals.

A small win may not seem important but in fact they can make a huge impact in directing you to achieve even bigger goals. You feel empowered by your accomplishments and become motivated to achieve even more. 

It helps us to learn and adapt.

Small wins provide opportunities for learning. It helps us to recognise what works well and why and help us to adapt, so that we are able to continue to achieve. 

How do I celebrate?

Celebrate with praises, high fives, stickers, a treat, a special day out or share the win with extended family members. 

Our role at Speech in Focus.

To help you and your child keep track of their achievements, we set clear and specific goals at the beginning of your child's therapy journey and revisit them regularly. We aim to create goals that are small and achievable and will allow you and your child to track their progress and feel good with each little step. This sense of achievement is what will help drive your child forward. 

 

By Charlotte Lau
info@speechinfocus.com.au
02 8065 1197

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