How to Take a Moment to Actually Enjoy Your Success

“This mental time-travel allows you to view your achievements in the context of past expectations.”

Adam Grant, author of the book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World, recently realized he had a habit of not celebrating his successes — when he published one book, he immediately turned his thoughts to the next one.

That realization led him to develop a simple trick to help enjoy success that involves a bit of “mental time travel.”

Grant’s slow-down strategy involves viewing current accomplishments through the prism of your past expectations, which inevitably creates a greater sense of pride and enjoyment in your success.