Reward Yourself _ \"Reward yourself. Not just the end goal do we celebrate. But each and every little milestone you complete along the way are successes within themselves.\" _ Author Unknown _ It is important to reward yourself a minimum of once a week for a job well done. Not only do you get to see the fruits of your labor by doing this, but by taking the time to relax you become more effective and excited about life. Your rewards do not have to be anything tangible; it can be taking time off work, taking a walk around the park, or enjoying a luxurious bubble bath. The possibilities are endless and deciding on how to reward yourself is half the fun.
Having a goal is not enough. You need a plan, and goal setting worksheets will help you organize your goals and walk you through the steps necessary for success. We have all been taught the importance of goal setting and, in truth, our everyday lives consist of a series of little goals that we are constantly setting and achieving, even though we are often not conscious of this process. Arriving at work on time, preparing for a business meeting, or even completing household chores are all examples of goal achievement. These same principles can be applied on a larger scale to help you work toward your longer term or lifetime dreams. Wanting something, or even spending a lot of time thinking about it, will not provide enough focus to motivate you to move forward with your goal. You need to write your thoughts down and create a blueprint or road map that is very specific and provides clear direction so you know exactly what you are working toward and what steps you need to take to get where you want to go.