Working to achieve your goals can be a long and difficult process—so when you meet them, or key milestones along the way, it's important to reward yourself. We don't always do this, because of the human tendency to move the goalposts, but it's important to take note of our progress, as that will encourage us to continue our efforts.
- We're human.…And that often means we have a pathological tendency…when it comes to setting and achieving our goals.…The problem is that we often focus so intently on outcomes…that success seems like it's a million miles away.…That leads to two negative results.…The first, is that the process seems so longterm…and overwhelming that you give up,…because it just seems impossible.…If you want to write a book, for instance,…the idea of coming up with a great topic,…writing a proposal, selling a proposal,…writing your first, then second, then third drafts,…then publishing it, then marketing it,…just seems like too much to bother trying.…
The second possibility,…is that you actually put one foot in front of the other…and do all those things.…But, none of them seem very meaningful or satisfying…because of the phenomenon of moving the goal posts.…Maybe when you started,…you would've been so impressed with yourself…for getting a book contract,…but now, that seems pretty inconsequential…because it's not a New York Times Bestseller…
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- Setting your goals
- How many goals should you have?
- The difference between a goal and a to-do list
- Building systems to help you succeed
- Making success a way of life
- Learning to ignore the unimportant
- Rewarding yourself for success