However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." – Luke 10:20
Losing sight of the big picture while reaping in some level of achievements can cause a team to wind down it's effort. When a leader indulges his team to celebrate a success overboard, without preparing them for the next level, the team may assume it has arrived. But a leader who helps his team to transition from a celebration mood to a higher performance mood prepares their minds for greater impact.
When the Disciples of Christ returned from their missionary assignment with reports of landmark victories over the works of the devil, they glittered with exceeding great joy. In order to help them get a hang of God’s ultimate plan for their lives, Jesus helped them to get over their excitement. He helped them to focus on the big picture: having their names registered in heaven.
Are you allowing your team to rest on its laurels on account of some achievements they had gotten under their belts? This attitude does not set the stage for greater achievement. While it is not inappropriate to celebrate wins, allowing your team to relax their wings beyond reasonable limit does not assure them of staying continuously on the radar. Hence, as you celebrate new victories, may it never mark the end of your exploits and achievement in Jesus name.