As you work your plan, and take bold and courageous steps each day; don’t  forget to enjoy the process!! At each bite-sized milestone, reward yourself….the reward should be determined when you make the plan…so you can anticipate it, and be motivated hopefully to keep it moving!!

In his book, The Compound Effect, Darren Hardy reminds us that we “reap huge rewards from a series of small, smart choices”. How true! This is a profound principle that many people forget, as they work out and map their paths to accomplish their goal in any area of life.

So as you take progressive and  strategic action steps to manifest your desired outcome in life, it is important to reward yourself as you reach each milestone along the way. A great way to do this is to determine your milestones at the onset of the planning. By setting specific timelines for your action steps; this creates an incentive to achieve and motivate you to move to the next action. On the other hand, predetermined milestones, are an opportunity to evaluate, and course correct if, and as needed.

Indeed, how true it is; that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. In order to reach our goals, it’s wise to be present in the moment, and appreciate and reward ourselves for each progressive step we take which moves us closer to our vision. Enjoying the journey, helps us to not quit , which is the case when we get too invested in the destination….and miss out on the growth and learning possibilities along the journey to the finish line.

Reminder: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!!!