As we move from one task to the next, it’s easy to brush over goals or milestones that you achieve without stopping to take in what an accomplishment that is. Taking the time to appreciate the effort these goals took to achieve can give you perspective on how far you’ve come, making future goals that much easier to plan for and work towards. When you hit that first milestone, as well as subsequent ones, be that in your studies, career, comics or even personal goals, take a moment to pat yourself on the back and say, “Awesome job!”.
In O.C. Tanner’s white paper, Wells Fargo Chairman Richard Kovacevich remarked, “When people aren’t having fun, when they’re not recognized for outstanding performance…when no one says ‘thanks,’ they do become disengaged and feel unimportant,”
Producing webcomics is a self-driven activity. By recognising your work and effort, you are fostering your own self-motivation. It’s a healthy habit to maintain, as it will keep you going in the leaner comic months.
Sometimes the accomplishments are momentus, such as completing a degree, getting married or obtaining a huge following; other days it can be as simple as making the bed. Regardless, take the time to be proud of who you are and how far you have come. Embrace that feeling of pride that you have completed what you set out to do.
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Pat yourself on the backEmma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 9, 2020
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hushicho at 3:59PM, Oct. 10, 2020
Agreed one hundred percent! I'm so glad to see someone mentioning this and pointing out how important it is. It's much more important than most seem to think!
PaulEberhardt at 7:32AM, Oct. 10, 2020
These days, every new page I manage to upload eventually is a kind of celebration in itself.
Avart at 11:11AM, Oct. 9, 2020
I do it most of the time; I've done some videos of speed drawings and I like to watch them (as if they were from someone else). Also, I've learned to be a fan of my own work... I'm not only make what I like to see in my comic but also what my readers like to see.
Andreas_Helixfinger at 11:10AM, Oct. 9, 2020
One thing that to me would be a milestone is to be able to update six to seven times a month, as I'm planning to have the total of six, possibly seven, webcomics running eventually. Now that would be something to celebrate^^
Banes at 8:55AM, Oct. 9, 2020
Good stuff! It's easy to forget to appreciate the stuff you're doing, getting done, and milestones you're reaching. I know it makes me feel better to appreciate that stuff.