Would it surprise you to know that your self_esteem (the value you place on yourself) determine whether you reach your goals or not? The opposite is equally true: Setting and achieving realistic goals will boost your self_esteem substantially. Don\'t believe me? Just think about the last time you struggled to master a new skill. At the very point of exasperation, when you are at your wits end, if you persevere despite being sorely tempted to give up... Suddenly, miraculously, it all falls into place... Did you feel smart, surprised, rewarded, fulfilled, elated and as if you were going to explode with pride? Did you feel like you could easily build on this achievement? That\'s how you\'ll feel every time you set and achieve a personal goal. It will be even more satisfying if you focused your energies purposefully onto achieving something specific and concrete. \"Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass _ to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that?\" Anthon St. Maarten
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.