This week I got to celebrate a milestone I’m super proud of. Practical Core Data has sold its 1.000th copy yesterday.
It’s only been two months since I opened up pre-orders for the book and I never expected that the book would do this well. Of course I was hoping it would do well, but this well? I really, really, never expected this.
If you’ve bought Practical Core Data, or Practical Combine, I want you know that I’m super thankful for that. Without you, none of this would be happening.
While it’s easy to forget, I think it’s important to recognize and celebrate the different milestones we achieve over time. It could be something big like landing your first job, or something that might generally be considered less impactful like going for a walk 7 days in a row.
As long as it matters to you, virtually anything is an achievement worth celebrating.
When you set yourself a goal, or if you find that you reach a milestone in something you’re doing, it’s nice to take a moment to appreciate your achievement. It provides you an opportunity to reflect on how you got to where you are, and to look forward to the future, or just to pat yourself on the back for doing something you’re proud of.
There’s nothing wrong with being proud of something you achieved, even if it seems insignificant in the eyes of someone else.
As long as you are proud of it, don’t let anybody stop you from celebrating. It’s your party after all!