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.
Goal_setting is one of those things that people, it seems, are near unanimous on its importance to life, career, success, achievement. And there are a great many speakers who advocate goal_setting. The latest \'fad\' in this is The Secret _ Rhonda Byrne\'s now famous TV/Film Documentary which, in a nutshell, purports that people who envision what they want will attract its actualization into their life. Now, I\'m not going to detract from this appealing idea because there is something in it _ but it isn\'t new by any means, it\'s been written in the Bible for several hundred years. There are others including Zig Ziglar and Anthony Robbins _ both of whom quote an oft_used story about the effectiveness of goal_setting: This is the Yale Study of 1953 _ some say it is Harvard, and some challenge the year _ it matters not, since the study is an urban myth. Let me remind you of the story, you may have heard variations and the precise percentages vary: Yale researchers surveyed the graduating class of 1953 to determine how many of them have specific, written goals for their future. 3% of them had. Twenty years later, the researchers followed up with the surviving members of the class and discovered that the 3% with written goals had accumulated more personal wealth than the remaining 97% combined!