• User AvatarMiriam
  • 09 Dec, 2023
  • 2 Mins Read

Success and Celebrations.

Success and celebrations


I’m one of those annoying people who have their birthday close to Christmas, just when you think there’s enough on at this time of year, let’s throw in birthday drinks or dinner or you know, some flowers.

I know that I am very lucky though because some people don’t make it this far into life’s journey, so here’s a  thought and a care for those people for whom their journey ended too soon.

Every year many organisations plan events to celebrate success. Evenings, dinners, prize givings. All of these events combined; celebrating success, overcoming challenges we all face in our life are events that bring people together, where there is fabulous food, and entertainment at really outstanding venues, not only recognising and celebrating success but most of all, it’s also a time to catch up with people in our community, where we could ask ‘how are you going’. How are you celebrating your success?  

Do you list your successes every year? Reflect on what went well? This can be a challenge for a lot of us, we just do our thing and do not expect to be recognised or celebrated but I think this is crucial. 

It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just something to reward you and your team (family included in here too) with an actual list of your successes this year. This rewires your brain by growing your conscious mind into believing you succeed frequently, it’s easy and it’s fun.  

If there is a ‘yet to achieve’ on your list that has possibly been on there for a while and you’re not too sure how to go about achieving this or if there is some fear that is holding you back, fear of making a mistake, fear of people’s judgements, fear that you’re not good enough.

Whatever the reason, if fear is on one side of the coin* and courage is on the other, what flips that coin is your breath. Fear causes us to hold our breath. Not like cheeks puffed out, bright red holding our breath but our breathing becomes so shallow it freezes up our muscles and stops us from taking action. 

Learn how to breathe from your diaphragm to release that fear and turn it into courage, progress, and excitement. 

What’s new for 2024 – 

There are definitely changes coming up for Say It Clearly as it’s been 10 years and is actually time to do a wee pivot. There is a new course coming out that has combined workshops and presentations on helping children and teens overcome anxiety and build their resilience. If you want to keep in that look sign up below. Otherwise, there will be info coming up on the regular social media channels.


Have a great mid-December. Definitely on the home stretch now.


Here’s to your ongoing success, Miriam.


*Thanks to Dr G Hendricks for the coin analogy. 


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