It’s a special day here at Widibi and I’m personally celebrating a small win. Well, it’s quite a big win for me, but pretty small in the grand scheme of things.
You see, today marks Widibi’s second birthday.
I’m proud of that as I’m not a web guy in the conventional sense. If someone asked me how to launch a successful website, I wouldn’t know what to tell them. I’d know where to point them, but I had no idea what to expect when I registered Widibi.com back on July 23, 2020.
As I’m not a web guy, I had no idea where this journey would take me. Funnily enough, given what I write about here on the site, I’ve never sought to manifest anything to do with the site. When I invoke the law of attraction, I focus on my writing goals and my family – in no particular order.
So why do I consider a second birthday for the site a small win? I had no idea what to expect, and reaching a website’s second anniversary isn’t difficult. As long as you have a few dollars for a domain and hosting, any website can reach its second birthday. But this one’s mine, and I’m so happy about it.
More than that, I started Widibi with the goal of sharing my experiences and providing guidance. Back when I started, I would have been happy with a couple of visitors each day, crossing my fingers that they took something from what I’d written.
Today, two years later, around 1,500 people visit Widibi each month. To me, that’s massive. Sure, it probably doesn’t crack the top million websites visited each month, but that’s fine by me. I share experiences and knowledge. And I hope it helps people. I hope one day to have reached a million people, and even if it takes decades, I’ll be proud.
So today, please join me in celebrating a small win – and allow me to share why celebrating small wins is so important.
Small Wins and Goals
If you’ve been here before, you’ll have noticed that I’m what I consider a “part skeptic”. I can’t promise anyone beyond reasonable doubt that the law of attraction and manifestation works. What I do believe, however, is that efforts made towards vision boards, manifesting and anything else I talk about here on the site is good practice, even if the pseudoscientific part doesn’t work.
Vision boards are a great example. Do you need to believe in the law of attraction for a vision board to work? Absolutely not.
The “magic” of vision boards doesn’t have to be “magical” at all. Too few people stop to think about what they really want in life, yet the journey becomes massively easier once you know the destination.
The act of making a vision board and taking time to think about what you want can be life-changing. If the law of attraction gets involved – and I believe it will – then that’s an added bonus.
Whether the law comes into play or not, you’re not going to manifest a massive request overnight. I’ve used the car example in the past.
You might visualize yourself driving fast down the freeway in a Ferrari F40 without a care in the world. It might take pride of place on your vision board. But what if you don’t have a license? Well, that’s the first thing the universe will arrange for you.
The universe is on your side in pursuit of that license and when you get it, you’ll celebrate, as it’s a small win.
The Importance of Small Wins
Forget all about the law of attraction, manifestation, and affirmations for a moment. You don’t need the universe for small wins – although it can help.
Think of it like a college degree. Your final grade doesn’t come down to what you write in an exam years after you started. You focIf us on different aspects of your course and are graded accordingly. Whether you pass or not comes down to your performance in different parts of the course and what you do early on can have an impact on your later grade.
Passing a module doesn’t land you a degree, but it gives you a far better chance of doing so. It’s a small win. It might not be life-changing, but it’s a start. And what do small wins turn into? Big ones.
Perhaps “small” is a misnomer. They’re more powerful than you might realize.
Progress in Meaningful Work
Above anything else, a small win towards a bigger goal represents progress. If your goal is to save $1,000 for something, reaching $500 is a small win. You’re not at your goal yet, but you’re halfway there.
Don’t think that it only applies to work, regardless of the title I’ve chosen. Likewise, don’t feel like for you to win that someone else has to lose.
Above all, a win indicates you’re progressing in the right direction, and that can only mean great things in terms of your goals.
If you work in construction, office jobs, or just about anything else, you won’t have been able to ignore the importance of milestones. Businesses pride themselves on breaking big goals and tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks, and there’s no reason an individual can’t do the same.
If I was to ask someone their deepest desire – what they really want from life is – there’s every chance it wouldn’t be something they could achieve overnight. However, with enough thought, they could decide on five, ten, or even a hundred small steps in the right direction.
Not that I want to make this article about money, but take the savings example from above. They wouldn’t all admit it, but I’d bet there are millions of people out there today that have “become a millionaire” on their to-do list.
Some say that if your only goal is to become rich, you’ll never achieve it. To that, I say if that’s your only goal, then it may well be correct. However, to make your first million, you’ve got plenty of milestones to hit.
Again, I’m not a web guy, but I’ve still got the first check I ever received from online writing. It’s worth $4.95. I got it at a time when $4.95 would have helped me out a bit – the 90s were a different time.
It was a minor milestone on the way to the first million. It was proof that I could indeed make some cash from writing. I still haven’t breached the million in liquid cash. But it was a minor milestone, and I knew it was possible.
Small Wins Increase Confidence
And it increased confidence.
Again, I’ve referred in the past to the most critical aspects of the law of attraction, manifestation, affirmations, and everything else I talk about here at Widibi – proof.
I can’t prove to you that the law of attraction works. Rhonda Byrne, author of The Secret, can’t prove it. These concepts are all about personal proof.
That means proving it for yourself. Take a chance. Take a flyer. Have a go.
If it doesn’t work, so be it. If (and when) it does, you’ll have a fabulous new skill to call upon.
When you know something works, you get more confident.
When a soccer player scores their first banger from outside the penalty area, they now have the confidence to take that shot again.
When you build up the courage to go to your boss and explain why you deserve a raise – and get it – you know you can do it again in the future.
There’s nothing like a small win to prove you can achieve or repeat a success.
Small Wins Boost Motivation for the Next One
It’s not easy to get into the habit of constantly moving forward. I look at it like this:
Have you reached your potential and achieved everything you want in life?
Answer that honestly. If you can truly say ‘yes’, congratulations, you’re one of probably less than a thousand people in the world that have found genuine contentment. If not, you’ve got work to do, and if you’ve experienced a recent small win, the motivation to achieve it.
If I could have anything in the world, I’d break it into two separate parts:
- I want everyone in the world to be happy
- I want everyone in the world to reach their potential and be the best person they possibly can be
Celebrate your win. You deserve it. But don’t celebrate for too long, as you’ve got the next metaphorical mountain to climb. You managed the last hill, so the next one should hold absolutely no fear.
The Power of Progress
Life doesn’t come with a textbook and nobody truly knows the limits of what they can achieve. Small wins are a sweet reminder of what you’re capable of. Success is great, but why not push further and find out where that wall really is?
Don’t rest on your laurels. Do something once, and you know you can do it. Remember to step into the unknown and challenge yourself until you find true contentment. Nobody lives forever, but let me pose this question:
If you were on your deathbed tomorrow, would you look back with any regrets?
Some of them would be outside your control. That happens to everyone. But what about the ones where you didn’t give something your best, or you were scared of taking a chance?
There’s always value in pushing the boundaries, as long as you do it in a measured and meaningful way. Sure, one poorly-timed tweet can undo years of hard work. However, if you position yourself in such a way that failure is never the end of the world, you’ll come out on top.
Whether you’ve got the universe behind you or going it alone, never forget that failure is often more valuable than success. That’s the power of progress.
How Celebrating Small Wins Applies to Manifestation and the Law of Attraction
I’ve touched on manifestation and the law of attraction variously throughout this article already. Nevertheless, that’s what Widibi is all about, and so it deserves its own spotlight.
If you’re already using affirmations and the law of attraction successfully, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you.
I’d rather take this opportunity to focus on the newbies and the beginners.
The fact is, you don’t know these things work until they work for you. If you never make the effort to find out, you’ll find yourself forever wondering what might have been
Try to manifest something. Use the 5×55 method – it’s as close to foolproof as can be. The chances are your manifestation will arrive right on time, as long as you’re realistic. If not, well, nothing lost – try again. If it does arrive as planned, that’s a small win. Celebrate it.
Small Wins Make For Big Momentum
I also want to take a moment to say that small wins are part of the bigger picture. In most cases, a small win leads to another small win, then another, until it’s a bona fide big win.
If you can rack up the small wins, you’ll soon find yourself with all the momentum you require to take on any challenge that could possibly stand in your way.
Remember, the whole reason for this post was going from a couple of visitors a day to over a thousand every month, and growing all the time. I consider that some pretty good momentum.
A Thank You from Me
I lose focus and I lose track. It happens to the best of us. I sometimes go months without posting anything on Widibi. Life gets in the way, or I don’t have anything to say. Even today, I know this is the first post since May 2022. And life did indeed get in the way.
And yet, that’s the beauty of writing for a website. There’s no direct correlation between output and visitor numbers. They’ve continued to rise, and I’d like to think that’s because I put a lot of effort into everything that goes out on the site, whether I write it or someone else does.
I’ll take this opportunity to thank the contributors I’ve worked with over the past couple of years. Beyond that, I’d like to thank you for reading, and for making a random website that means the world to me into something I’m immensely proud of.
Happy birthday to us.