Little wins, small victories, milestones, accomplishments, whatever you want to call them are the foundation of successfully acheiving long-term goals.
For me, little wins have played a big role in successfully paying down my debt over the last few years. It was the excitement of paying off a small balance, that kept me on track, even when all I really wanted to do was shop. It was the pride on SSBF's face when I celebrated one less outstanding balance that kept me motivated.
But, it's been awhile since I've felt that excitement. I've been slowly chipping away at my last credit balance for what seems like a lifetime with not much else but a (slowly) dwindling balance to show for it. Last night I finally got to feel the rush of accomplishment once again.
My little win?