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31 May 2020

Celebrating Your Achievements

I would say that there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. That fine line is called humility. However, the two words should not be confused with.



I'm one of those people who doesn't really share their achievements very much as I'm wary of coming across as arrogant and blowing my own trumpet. I'm all for celebrating everybody else's success bar my own, which is not on.




I kind of congratulate myself behind the screen by giving myself a high five and reward my accomplishment with a glass of rose or vodka and cranberry juice, as you do.



One achievement I shared with recently on Instagram was one I was sceptical of sharing due to this current moment in time. With everything feeling so negative right now, I felt like it would cause bad feeling sharing something which seems menial to others. However, it meant so much to me.



What's that? The achievement? Ah yes! Two of my blog posts got published in blogging's newest magazine, House 21! It was such a proud moment to see my work in print and it feels so good to see the hard work finally paying off! Thankfully, the post I shared on Insta received praise and congrats and the relief and happiness I felt afterwards was unreal.



This achievement may seem so small to some, but it's huge and gratifying for me. An achievement somebody has gained may seem small and insignificant to you, but it's a big deal to them. Never undermine people's achievements. They don't just have be things like buying a house, getting a new job or writing a book. Achievements can also be on the lines of reaching 2,000 followers on Instagram (which I did recently) or getting the conundrum right on Countdown. Just saying, I got one right the other day within seconds and I thought I was the bee knees.



Celebrating yourself and your accomplishments should be a big part of your life, something which I've finally learnt to do now. It's ok to be happy with what you have achieved. We all have our own success stories, why not celebrate them with yourself and others?



One thing that I am doing is that I'm learning to now appreciate how far I've come, however slow paced it has been. I've come a long way in my life in the last 5 years and I could not be prouder of the position I am in today. Mentally and physically. To me, that's one of my biggest achievements.





Let me know if you have achieved any of your goals lately?! Let's celebrate them!

40 comments:

  1. Oh, it can be so hard to shout about your own achievements, can't it? Like you say it is definitely a fine balance between confidence and arogance, but we should defintely celebrate our achivements more!
    Congratulations on getting two of you posts published in a magazine! I would be shouting it fromt eh rooftops!! Welll done!


    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. Yeah it can Aimsy, I still struggle with it today! Thank you so much lovely! xx

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  2. I hate boosting about my achievements too for the same reasons you are. But I think sometimes we have to, so that we can remind ourselves just how wonderful we are.

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    1. I love your way of thinking lovely, let's celebrate how wonderful we are!

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  3. I always find it hard to share my achievements as I feel so braggy! I really need to work on it though :)

    Kayleigh x
    https://hazelnutmusings.co.uk/

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    1. You're not the only one Kayleigh, I still find it hard to celebrate achievements too! x

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  4. I often struggle to celebrate my achievements but I think since having a blog I've gotten better at it somehow. Getting articles published in House 21 is fab!! Also, getting the conundrum on Countdown is 100% deserving of a glass of wine in the evening haha x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. Yeah I think blogging can make you feel better and more confident at celebrating achievements! Oh I like your way of thinking Faye, a glass of wine shall be poured to celebrate getting that conundrum right! x

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  5. I completely agree about shouting out about your own achievements and congrats on getting published, I can't think of anyone more deserving x

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    1. Ah Kayleigh thank you so much, that really means a lot! x

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  6. I totally agree with there being a fine line between confidence and arrogance. There's definitely a way to celebrate your own achievements without looking like you're bragging and begging for attention! And huge congrats to you for getting published!

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    1. Absolutely Jenny, some people can come across as being attention seeking and wanting the whole world to know! Thank you sweetie! x

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  7. Congrats on getting published, that's amazing! Its definitely important to celebrate your achievements, big or small! xx

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    1. Thank you Chloe! It's so important to celebrate our achievements isn't it? xx

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  8. Yes, yes, yes, yes. I agree with you that there's a fine line between confidence and arrogance and I'm awful at celebrating myself in general because it always seems small in comparison to the last high five moment I saw on my timeline so I really need to try and do better in that department. Huge congratulations on getting published!! That's definitely worth celebrating! x

    Sophie
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    1. I feel the same Sophie, I look at the somebody's latest achievement on my timeline and think mine is less significant to theirs and end up not saying anything at all! Thank you lovely! x

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  9. What a lovely post Lucy! I definitely agree with you! Celebrating achievements is so so important!
    It's so important to not only celebrate your own but ensure that those around you know that you're proud of what they do too! Well done on your blog posts achievement!

    Sending love!

    Claire xxx
    https://eclairscares.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Claire! It's so important to celebrate you reaching your own goals and achievements! xxx

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  10. Lovely post. just like you, I’m always skeptical to celebrate my achievements online because of the fear of jinxing it but I’ve come to realize, it’s actually a good thing to pat yourself at the back and let’s others celebrate you as you do for them. So congrats on your blog post achievement

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    1. Ah thank you so much lovely, that's so kind of you! It's so nice to be able to give yourself a pat on the back when you achieve something!

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  11. I think its a good thing to celebrate the small achievements in life it what actually make me happy :) We all need something at the moment to celebrate, to make us happy. Congrats on your achievements :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. I agree with you there Nic, we need some happy news during this extremely tough period in our lives x

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  12. Great post as always my lovely, I agree so much that we should all celebrate our achievements, the big and the small. I'm sending you so much love. Stay strong, stay home, stay safe. ♡

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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    1. Thank you Alisha, stay safe too lovely x

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  13. Congratulations!! I really struggle at times because I often end up comparing myself to others so it's really important to remember to cut yourself some slack - celebrating your achievements is so important, no matter how big or small! xx

    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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    1. Thank you Amy! We always need to cut ourselves some slack! xx

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  14. Congrats on getting your posts published, that's so exciting!! I completely agree we should be celebrating no matter how small right now, we all need that bit of extra positiveness!xx

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    1. Thank you Hannah! We all need some positivity right now don't we?! xx

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  15. You've been working so hard on your blog Lucy and it's so fantastic to hear that you've had your work published!

    I'm terrible at sharing my achievements too and instead tend to focus on the negative, but you really should be so so proud of yourself x

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Kate, that means so much! Share your achievements Kate, let people praise you for all your hard work! x

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  16. I think it is a great idea to celebrate your achievements as long you don't brag about it constantly.

    Bettie
    https://thewildflowerhippie.com

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    1. I definitely agree Bettie, there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance

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  17. I absolutely love that first paragraph, it is so true. Congratulations on your published posts 😊

    Adam - http://daddoesautism.com

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  18. Wow that's amazing that your posts got published! I'm returning to blogging after a year break so I will be sure to check out that magazine.

    New follower to your blog! :)

    Laura - laurathinksabout.co.uk

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    1. Aww welcome back to the blogging world Laura! x

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  19. It's always good to celebrate an achievement, no matter how big or small. You're doing great!

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  20. Well done you, that's brilliant! You should definitely be very proud of even the small wins.
    I don't quite agree with confidence being mixed with arrogance, though. It's just our culture that's taught us to keep our own happiness hidden. Hence all the depression. Instead, we NEED to celebrate every single little and big win publicly and encourage everybody else to do it too. People need examples to follow, you know ;) And it should be very easy to tell an arrogant boaster apart from someone who's just genuinely happy and wants to share their happiness.
    Keep celebrating your wins and forget what others think :) Those who matter the most will celebrate with you, you'll see.

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

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    1. I didn't say confidence was mixed with arrogance, there is a fine line between them though. Like you said, we have to celebrate our achievements when we get them, but I know a lot of people are too afraid too sometimes! x

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