The Importance of Small Wins

Great things are in everyone’s dreams; everyone wants to be able to change their lives drastically all at once. However, when it comes to improving one’s health and happiness, it usually takes a string of little victories to make a big difference. These are the small wins, the milestones that add up to a long road to better health and more happiness for you.

Importance of Minor Victories

Little victories matter a great deal because they:

Motivate Yourself

The feel-good hormone dopamine is released when you complete a little objective, which keeps you going.

Have Faith in Your Abilities

Seeing any improvement, no matter how minor, boosts confidence.

Stick to Your Healthy Routine

Recognizing and rewarding progress toward goals makes good habits stick around for longer.

Accomplishing Minor Goals

Now the question is, how do you keep track of your progress and reward yourself as you reach milestones? Here are a few pointers:

Using the SMART Framework

You can more easily break down large goals into smaller, more manageable ones if they are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound).

Monitor Your Development

Track all of your accomplishments, no matter how minor. All it takes is a simple journal or an app to keep track of habits.

Give Yourself a Break

Small rewards or enjoyable activities can be a great way to acknowledge your achievements.


Small victories add up to big changes. You will reach your health and wellness objectives, baby steps at a time, if you take the time to celebrate your successes.