I am about to give you one of the most important keys to success
in any area of life. It will keep your motivation high and help
you to stay on target.
Reward yourself for achieving your goals, every step of the way.
When you take a step forward, reward yourself. When you hit a
milestone, give yourself a bigger reward.
When you complete the final step, have a huge personal party!
Let me break this down for you so you can apply this in your own
Each year I set a number of goals which are meaningful to me. I
would recommend everyone do the same.
Some goals are a reward in themselves. For instance, taking
your wife to Hawaii for our anniversary is a goal AND a reward.
Some goals are good and meaningful, just not much fun-like
losing 50 pounds. Huge goal, important, but not much fun (at
least, not until you get there. )
For goals which are not in themselves rewarding, give yourself
rewards each step of the way, in proportion to the effort needed
to accomplish that piece of the goal.
First, take the annual goal-lose 50 pounds-and decide on a
reward for accomplishing it: A trip to the mountains for the
Next take the annual goal and decide what you can accomplish
this quarter and set up a reward for that as well: When you
lose 13 pounds this quarter and you will reward yourself with
two new outfits.
Then take the quarterly goal and break it down into what you
will accomplish THIS month, creating a reward for that: When you
lose 5 pounds this month, you will get a subscription to that
magazine you want.
Finally, each week set a goal for that week and give yourself a
reward for that as well: When you lose 2 pounds this week, you
will reward yourself with a “movie night. "
Then keep pictures of the rewards in front of you all the
time-on your computer wallpaper, around the house, in your car.
Focus on the immediate reward: Losing 2 pounds and getting a
This method helps me and thousands of others to stay motivated
and focused toward succeeding with our goals.
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