ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS: YOU DID IT!

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Submitted Date 04/24/2019
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Congratulations! You did it! You accomplished your goal. I believe that with each goal we should celebrate, no matter how big or small. Even if it is steps toward a goal, each one should be marked. This can be anything from taking the first step and writing the first chapter of your first book, your first pound lost, your first $100 saved or any other goal that you are trying to achieve.

You should celebrate your "medium" size goals too. Five pounds lost, the first fifteen chapters written, or being halfway through your third college semester. It all counts toward progress.

If we don't celebrate the small and medium stuff, we won't want to keep going. When we achieve something huge like a thousand books sold, selling our house, buying a home, graduating from college or any other big goal, it should be celebrated in a big way.

Today, I'm going to give you some ideas on how to celebrate each kind of goal. This way, you can take these ideas or think of some of your own that you want to use on your journey when you accomplish your goals.

Small Goal Rewards ($20 or less)

Treat yourself to a smoothie or gourmet coffee.
Buy yourself a new book.
A new piece of jewelry.
Treat yourself to your favorite candy bar, ice cream, or sweet treat.
Download a new movie or music by your favorite artist
Have pizza on a Friday night
A new bottle of shower gel, bath bombs, or other luxurious bath items.
A new bottle of body spray
Go out for breakfast
A new item of clothing
A new pair of earrings
A new bottle of nail polish
A box of hair color
A bag of your favorite salty snack
Stream a new movie you want to see
Go to a new movie you want to see
New makeup (eye shadow, a tube of lipstick, eyeliner)
A six pack of soda
Get a manicure or pedicure
Lunch at your favorite fast food restaurant/local diner
Keep it simple and cook your favorite meal


Medium Goal Rewards ($50 or less)

Buy the first three movies in your favorite movie series or a boxed set if it's within budget.
Buy the first five books in your favorite book series.
Buy a season of your favorite TV series.
Go to dinner at your favorite restaurant.
Buy a new piece of art for your home.
Order a subscription kit (cooking, beauty, clothing, etc.)
Treat a friend to lunch or dinner.
Order a more expensive gourmet treat online. (Mrs. Prindable's Gourmet Caramel Apples or Cheryl's Cookies, etc.)
Buy a new outfit.
Go to a local museum or other attraction in your area.
Go to a store you wouldn't frequently shop in and buy something special.
Take a course on Udemy or Skillsprout.
Go out with friends.
Go on a date with your spouse or significant other.
Have a date night in with your spouse or significant other. (Cook a more expensive dish and make a fantastic dessert.)
Buy a new computer program you have been wanting.
Buy a new video game.
Buy a gym membership for a few months. (Think Planet Fitness at $10/month)
Buy some non-fiction books about something that interests you.
Attend a concert or special event.
Replace or buy a new small kitchen appliance or gadget.
Buy something to start a new hobby or replace things you may need for an existing hobby. (Things like new paint brushes, worn out tennis balls, scrapbooking supplies, etc.)


Large Goal Rewards ($100+)

Buy a new wardrobe.
Order a large vase of flowers.
Take several friends out for dinner.
Go out with friends and pay for the whole evening for everyone. (Think about going to the movies or bowling.)
Go on a week's vacation.
Go on a month long vacation.
Make a substantial donation to your favorite charity.
Buy your spouse something special they have been wanting.
Go out to an expensive restaurant.
Hire a personal chef
If you are creative, start hiring one or two people to help you with things like social media, writing posts for your blog, and other things you don't know how to do or don't want to do in your business.
Have flowers delivered every week?
Hire someone to clean your whole house.
Buy new, more expensive furniture for your house.
Plan an expensive date for your spouse or significant other.
Take the kids to Disney World, or somewhere else they have wanted to go.
Throw a party at your house.
Host an elegant dinner party.
Replace your old car.
Buy your husband a new toy like a motorcycle or a boat.
If your goal involves a large sum of money made, help someone who is struggling.
Go on a valuable experience like sky diving, bungee jumping, a hot air balloon ride or storm chasing.
Stay at a 5-star hotel for the weekend.
Get concert tickets to see a high ticket star. (Someone whose ticket prices are in the hundreds.)


These are just a few ideas to reward yourself at different stages on the journey to your goals. Even though some rewards seem very small, they will mean a lot when you're in the trenches in the beginning. Each positive reward you allow yourself will keep you focused on the next step to where you want to be. This is a great way to make sure you don't give up or burn out. With the right steps laid out, a fantastic support system, and rewards in place, you are guaranteed to reach your goals.

You can accomplish anything you want, and I wish you the best. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do anything. It may take a little longer, and there will be bumps in the road, but you got this. I believe and you and have faith in you. Now, make it happen.

 

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