You know when you’re really spinning wheels and trying to make things happen, you revert to doing all sorts of things to motivate yourself?
Perhaps you go to Starbucks for a cup to get motivated and fired up. Maybe you’ll watch an inspiring movie to get upliftment. Or maybe you eat something to get your mind off the thing you’re trying to do.
And there’s nothing really wrong with any of that, and at times it may even work to get you back on track.
But here’s the interesting part: doing that you will actually reward yourself for NOT doing what you’re supposed to be doing! And it leads to you doing more of what’s not getting you any results.
You’d never admit it, and indeed you don’t mean it. But it IS the net effect.
So to put this in positive terms, here’s the better alternative:
“Reward yourself for the things that you should be doing and it will bring out the qualities that we want to see more of. It’s a way to trick yourself into becoming more successful.”
I challenge you to experiment with rewarding yourself ONLY when you do the best things you know you should be doing. I guarantee you’ll see more and better quality output and overall more satisfaction.
As they say, the best things in life are free! 😉