Should You Earn A Reward When You Achieve Your Goals?

I ask for you to consider what you wish for yourself.

Do you wish to earn a certification, publish a book, become more fit, organize a closet or something entirely different?

What do you want?

I ask for you to consider what you wish for yourself. Do you wish the same things as the author or something entirely different? What do you want?

If you achieve these goals should you earn a reward?

YES!

You absolutely should be rewarded for achieving your goals. Positive reinforcement is the name of the game.  Now let’s go over the rules of the game.

Positive reinforcement is some type of reward that would encourage the intended recipient to follow through on the behavior.

A great example is the reward of a spa day (I love Qua) for finishing your taxes (that day is right around the corner).

 

In this case you know if you can get through your taxes you can feel at ease and take the time to pamper yourself. It encourages the behavior.

Other great examples of rewards include:

  • new jeans
  • lingerie
  • a massage
  • a bath
  • a special notebook
  • flowers
  • a fitness tracker
  • a piece of jewelry
  • a night out
  • a mini vacation
  • a dream vacation

Positive reinforcement works best when it is a regular thing so it is best to set SMART Goals for both the short term and the long term.

This works best when you set weekly goals and a goal for 3 months out, 6 months out and one year out. The concept is that the shorter term goals all feed into the long term goal.

So what is your plan? What are your goals? What will you do to reward yourself when you hit each milestone?

So what is your plan? What are your goals? What will you do to reward  yourself when you hit each milestone?



Author: Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
With over 25 years of experience, Elise Cohen Ho, PhD, HHP, NC, MH is an expert in natural health (mental, physical and emotional), support of the family unit and support of the individual. As a Natural Health & Lifestyle Therapist, Amazon International Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker, she wants every person to understand that they bring incredible POWER to the world with their amazing and unique gifts. Elise is available as a freelance writer, public speaker and for private consultation. Please email elise@elisecohenho.com to set up a FREE consultation today.

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