When you are pursuing goals, you need to devote time for self-development to gain better results. This is good, but the mistake you normally do is that you neglect to appreciate yourself for the little achievements you make towards your goals.
You have to stay motivated to keep yourself focused. Don’t depend on others to motivate you. Become self motivated to ensure success.
Here’s the formula:
Develop a ‘do-it-now’ attitude, get things done fast, feel gratitude for that and reward yourself to stay motivated.
When you leave your comfort zone and start doing things faster, you become highly motivated and are ready to do your best. And, when you have a sense of gratitude, you start enjoying the fruits of your success.
You also have to recharge your batteries to avoid burnout. You need something to keep moving forward. Little rewards help you to stay motivated and to achieve more.
Take example of children. Rewards and incentives improve their behavior and accelerate learning in them.
Sportsmen show better performance when rewards are offered to them..
Reward yourself when you carry out something important and tough or when you succeed in getting rid of bad habits. Feel proud of yourself. This will raise your self-image which is so vitally important if you want to be successful.
When you reward yourself every time you make progress, you realize your potential. This gives boost to your confidence and you get more energized and enthusiastic.
Break large goals in mini goals and attach a reward proportionate to the size of each goal. But don’t make your rewards costlier. This could be self-defeating.
Here are some ideas to reward yourself:
- Watch your favorite movie.
- Buy some good book.
- Go out with family for dinner or simply spend time with them.
- Do something you love.
- Simply enjoy your sleep.
- Go to the beach or the hillside.
- Become a tourist in your hometown.
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