Do you believe in rewards for meeting goals?
What should you do when you reach your goals?
Should you just forget about that goal once you achieve your goal?
The simple answer is no. Well, what should you do?
With the WLC System, we believe in rewards for meeting goals. We believe you should be rewarded for something you've worked so hard at getting.
Let us explain…
Rewards For Reaching Your Goals
When you achieve your goals, you will reward yourself according to the difficulty of the goal.
You will celebrate your achievement. The bigger the achievement, the bigger the celebration.
For example, if you reach your daily goal of drinking 150 ounces of water, you aren't going to schedule a vacation to Bora Bora costing over $10,000. The achievement just doesn't fit the reward.
If you reward yourself accordingly, you will have something to look forward to and you'll give yourself some extra motivation.
A reward that fits the achievement of reaching every one of your daily goals for a week might be a single cheat meal. You treat yourself to the restaurant of your choice for one meal, but still make good food choices.
This reward may fit some people and not others.
Set rewards for yourself, but make sure they are important to you. A cheat meal may be very important to some and not others.
It's important that these rewards and celebrations do not sabotage your results. For example, one cheat meal per week will not hurt your results. If you think you deserve a cheat meal each day, this will very much sabotage your results.
When you set rewards for meeting your goals, ensure they are important to you and ensure they don't sabotage your results. It's good to reward yourself, but don't let your rewards lead to guilt.
If a cheat meal makes you feel guilty, then don't set a cheat meal as a reward.
When my wife started college, she knew that if she graduated and found a good job she was going to get a brand new vehicle of her choice (within reason).
Her reward fit her achievement. And she got a brand new SUV she could pay for with her new job.
When you get the body of your dreams by following this program, I suggest you set a big reward and celebration. Plan a vacation to the beach to show off your new body. Plan a vacation to the place you've always wanted to visit.
Reward yourself with professional photos of your new body.
Set a reward that you look forward to and one that is realistic. Give yourself something you've always wanted. Make sure it's something you really want and are looking forward to.
Write Down Your Achievements
When you reach any goal, you should write it down and keep an overall list of your achievements. You should review this list of achievements periodically when you need some motivation.
You really can do anything you set your mind to do. Reminding yourself of this fact by reviewing all of your past accomplishments really motivates you to keep pushing on.
Sometimes you might feel down, and you might feel like quitting. I know you've felt like this before.
Reviewing your goals, visualizing them, repeatedly going over them, and reviewing your list of achievements up to that point will really help your motivation.
One of my dreams is to own a little beach house that sits right beside the ocean. Have you seen those Corona beer commercials? When I get down and I don't feel like working so hard each and every day, I visualize my wife and my family enjoying the beach house in the near future.
My wife and I are there lying in two hammocks under some shade trees listening to the sound of the ocean and nothing else. We have two cold drinks there to keep us refreshed. The kids are playing and are very happy. Life is perfect.
And that alone, gets me going.
One day, I will reward myself with that beach house. Some people may laugh and tell me that I will never have that beach house. That's great I think to myself. Because, that highly motivates me to keep going.
I hear those voices in my head, and I love to prove people wrong.
I can feel the breeze of fresh air, the warmth of the sun, the kids laughing in the background, the cold drink in my hands, and I can see the beautiful, bright blue ocean in front of me. I know it will become a reality.
What's your dream?
It's exciting to talk about your dreams. If you don't have any, I recommend you get some. Dreaming is one of the funner things in life.
So, when you do achieve something, even if it's small, write it down. Keep all of your achievements in one place. You'll easily be able to review those achievements when you need them the most.
Remember the rewards you received when you achieved those goals. And remember that all of those rewards and dreams you have will fade away unless you keep going.
Set New Goals Constantly
When you achieve a goal, set a new goal. Goal setting is a never ending process. There can never be an end to the goal setting process. Why?
You will always have goals in life.
You may put an end to a certain category of goals, but you will never put an end to all of your goals.
If you don't have goals, you have no purpose in life. With goals, you wake up each and every day looking forward to taking your next step closer to the achievement of a goal.
“If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy, that requires a lot of work, that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day brings.” — Susan Polis Schultz
I've seen too many people let their lives waste away because they failed to set goals.
Don't be one of those people. Life is great when you have goals and rewards to look forward to. Without goals, where is the purpose in your life? Start setting goals today and never stop. Watch your life take off with new meaning and purpose. The feeling is absolutely amazing.
“The unfortunate aspect about living life without your own goals is that you may very well reach a point in your life where you will wonder, what would have happened if I had only done…” — Catherine Pulsifer
Don't let anyone else run your life by setting goals for you.
You will most likely never achieve those goals because they aren't yours. You are the manager of your life. And you've got to do a great job. Live life to the fullest by setting goals and achieving those goals.
Start now. Start today. Don't put this off any longer.
You need to get started right now! Read through the entire WLC System. Take the time to understand the program. This will be time well spent.
Then, come back here and get started writing your goals. If you've already read the entire program, I salute you and give you a huge congratulations on getting started towards your new goals.
Get yourself some blank sheets of paper and start a draft of your goals.
Follow the guidelines for writing goals. Review them and create your final draft. Add goals as needed as you progress throughout the weeks.
And don't forget to tell me about your results. I can't wait to hear from you.