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The power of small wins: Celebrate your progress, step by step

The year is ending and this final month can be one to reflect about our progress, the great things we did and the things we wish we had done(or done differently). Looking back to your 2023 path can bring a sense of accomplishment or could bring some frustrations. Thinking about that, I wanted to share this little story with you:

Encouraging quote for creative professionals
Step by step

Last week my son, who is now 13 months old, bravely climbed the stairs without fear for the first time. My husband and I were so happy and celebrated a lot! All the celebration got me thinking: Why do we stop cheering for small wins as we grow older? Why is it so hard to start new things? Why we tend to only focus on the top of the stairs and not celebrate each step up?


When starting something new, remember how far you've come and how much you grow every day! We're all learners, like babies. The difference is, we're tough on ourselves and forget to value the journey. Be kind to yourself ❤️


As kids, we celebrated every little step and new thing we learned. But as we grow, we forget the power of small wins. It's tough starting something new and we might only focus on finishing, ignoring the little progress. But remember, even experts started as beginners and celebrated each small win.


By allowing ourselves to be beginners again, we can learn and grow. Every attempt, mistake, or small improvement matters. Just like my son's first steps, embrace your challenges with courage.

Whether it's starting a Skillshare class, a new project, or learning a skill, remember how far you've come. Celebrate your progress, no matter how small.

Valuing every step is self-care. It's okay to be a beginner and it's okay to go slowly. Be kind to yourself, celebrate every win, and keep moving forward, step by step.


With love,

Agatha Vieira

Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Mentor

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