When reaching your objectives, do you take an “on-to-the-next” approach? It may feel efficient to move on to the next pressing task, but doing so means missing out on an important opportunity to relish the milestones, even minor ones. Progress is often hard won; it can require painful perseverance. So why wouldn’t we celebrate the early victories, no matter how small? Take the time to celebrate. Whenever an objective is achieved, have a plan to commemorate it, even if the actual objective and celebration are modest. And of course, take time to bask in the big wins — product launches, closing the deal with a big client, going public, etc. While it may seem superfluous or self-gratifying to some, celebrating achievements is an important opportunity for your team to cement the lessons learned on the path to success — and to strengthen the relationships between people that make future successes more possible.