“The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.” -Mark Twain
We focus and reward ourselves for ‘success’- the end goal – instead of work – the process we go through to achieve.
We have learned to be goal oriented rather than process oriented – which means our rewards – the proverbial pats on the head – often are too delayed to keep us motivated.
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” -Robert Collier an early inspirational writer.
Maybe it’s time to reward ourselves for those small steps?
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas...
Seven keys to success:
1. Getting to day two counts - give yourself credit!
2. Learn something about your project each day.
3. Remind yourself waking up and going to sleep what you learned -
4. Talk to yourself – you are either your worst critic or your best cheerleader.
5. Cheers work best.
6. Look for the nugget of gold even it it’s tiny.
7. Remember: Mightly Oaks from tiny acorns grow – I know, seriously corny – but hey – it is true!
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