Now is as good a time as any to do a little reflecting. One year ago today, my company TCP, Inc was officially incorporated!!!
I really had no idea what I was beginning and I definitely had no idea where I was going. At the time, I had finished a course about entrepreneurship the semester before. During the class, I met a ton of amazing people who really helped me direct my focus. That summer was definitely a turning point. I had opted out of tradition internships (risky) and instead paved my own path (worth it). Over the past year, I've worked harder than ever and the greatest thing is that it's been so rewarding!
There are two things that I know I need to work on personally. The first is balance between work and play, which I'm constantly trying to be better with. Sometimes I work way too much and forget to stop and just have fun every once in a while.
The second thing is that I have a tendency to forget to celebrate milestones and accomplishments!
"Celebrate what you want to see more of."
– Tom Peters
I am a HUGE goal setter. I love determining new goals to reach. My biggest issue is that I forget to celebrate reaching the goals! When I know I'm about to accomplish a certain goal (that's right before I even reach it), I start coming up with the next step, the next goal. It's a horrible cycle because even when I reach a goal, I'm thinking forward to the next one so it's like I never actually accomplished anything.
Except that I did!
So I'm making this post as a reminder to celebrate.