If you have been following the Self Business Plan for a few weeks now you may have already accomplished a goal or two. It may be a small goal but will get you closer to your ultimate goal, so that’s great. All accomplishments count. If you have made accomplishments, cheers! Here’s to you and your ambition. How will you celebrate and reward yourself? It’s time to start making a record of your accomplishments and rewarding yourself. The last two pages of the Self Business Plan will walk you through how to do this.
Pay attention to your steps and when you reach an end write it down, record the date and list a reward. This step is important because it helps you see how close you are getting to your goals and that should help keep you motivated. Rewarding yourself gives you the feeling that your hard work is not in vein.
When the goal is insight you can get excited. The excitement will keep you going and help you enjoy the journey. You do not want to resent your climb. You want to love it. Remember we will count it all joy. Smile on the hard days and on the easy days. Don’t let them get you down.
The last step is to determine the outcome of each section. You may not be ready for this step right now but as you come to the end of all your task and you have accomplished your goals you should record the outcome. When you followed the plan and began changing your life what was the result compared to what you predicted it would be? In the beginning you wrote down what you wanted the End State to be. Maybe you said you want to fit back into those jeans or you are doing it to excite your classmates at the reunion. Did you do that or did something different happen? Did you lose the 30lbs…and what did it do for you? Did you forgive that person….and are you building new stronger relationships? Did you finish that class…and how did it make you feel? Did you get that new position with the higher salary… and what did it afford you? Do you now have more time, more money, a better day, less stress?
What was the result of you accomplishing your goal? Did you pray for a specific outcome and did you get it? Did you get something different? Where you satisfied with that? If not, set new goals. If it made you happy reward yourself even more.
You now have a road map that can help you discover your goals, stick to them and watch them unfold. The great news about working through this Self Business Plan is that you can do this over and over again until you have found what truly makes you happy. And once you find it you can do this over and over again to stay happy.
By the way, guess what? You just finished reading the last installment of the Self Business Plan. Continue to follow through on the ebook and make yourself proud. If you would like to talk about your accomplishments feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your comments here.
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Starting next week you will go back to talking about Health, Wealth and Lifestyle. And as we go I will insert steps to the 12 step program “Create Your Perfect Lifestyle”. I am proud of you. Thanks for reading.
Rewarding yourself….Now That’s Presidential!