When the time is right, everything seems to fall into place. The struggles seem less. The time of uncertainty seems distant. The unknown comes into focus. It may feel like it all just happened, like fate stepped in to give you a lift. I think it is the culmination of all the hard work you achieved, maybe without even realizing you achieved it. The extra smile, the straightened posture, the countless hours of research, networking, paperwork, all the little details done in the interim. That is the pinnacle of success.
You know the moment it happened, whether subconsciously or consciously. The success may be a few little tasks or one monstrous accomplishment, but looking back, you knew the moment it happened.
Enjoy each little success with a celebration of a big success. Every success is worth celebrating.