Take a moment to write down three moments you hit a milestone in the past three months. Is there any patterns? What happened? Sometimes it’s when we accomplished a goal, won an award or did something we thought was impossible.
It also sometimes relies on what others think of us. But how much of it is solely reliant on what others think of it versus us? Would your definition of milestone be the same without third party approval? I think about this more as I aim to reach new milestones each day with my work. The danger, however, is in solely relying on an outside party to be the milestone defining thing.