Big wins…are…(wait for it)…big.
They shift your perspective and take you to a new level and most importantly change things.
But because they’re “big”, they’re necessarily rare as well.
When you do get one, it’s like your life tilts upside down. If you have the fortune to do it back-to-back, it’s tempting to go crazy and think that every day will be filled with big wins.
The dopamine hit you get off a big win can be addicitng, but it’s important to remember that you dont’ get them every single day (and if you do, they don’t end up seeming quite so ‘big” anymore, because your definition of “big” has shifted).
In fact, you’ll often go weeks, months or years without a big win.
In between, it’s important to have small wins: an awesome unsolicited email, an unexpected sale, a great workout.
The stuff that people don’t necessarily notice or talk about, but those are what will keep you going.
From small win to small win to small win to a bigger win and eventually a very, very big win.
Aim big, but makes sure you get small wins too. You’ll need ’em.
photo credit: Martin Gommel