When we think of big moments in your life, they are usually real, tangible things.
You know, stuff you can stick on a vision board.
A bright white wedding dress.
Eating a takeout on the floor of your new house.
A new job title on your resume. “Manager.” “Director.”
These make sense for a few reasons.
- They make meaningful difference in your life.
- They are external and can be seen and understood by others. And most stuff in life involves at least one other person.
- They are easier to visualize and set goals against.
But here’s a radical idea.
What if the major moments in your life are actually internal?
What if you celebrated moments when you thought of yourself differently? Started liking yourself. Moved past a fear that had guided a lot of your decisions.
These are hard for others to really notice from the outside.
It’s harder to quantify. It’s hard to pinpoint growth like that. But I think we should try to.
These changes are no less significant than the surface layer stuff.