A Simple Strategy To Create An Outcome of Success

If you have read Part I and Part II – you have your goals and they are SMART and they are aligned with purpose and prayer.  Now, how do you find success?

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Well, before you can create success — you have to DEFINE success.

For me, success is laying my head down at night, knowing I did my best to move myself CLOSER to my goals.  That I worked in GOOD FAITH no matter the result.

I encourage YOU to write your own definition of success.  Instead of thinking about what success IS (a goal weight, an income, a number of books read, etc…) Think about what it FEELS like.

Take time to write this down.  With a piece of paper and pen.  For real – not “I’ll do it later”  I would encourage you to have a journal where you write your goals, definition of success, the names of your accountability partners….  but that’s a whole ‘nother post!

Once you define your success, create a positive reward!  This short video talks about positive reinforcement and how using it can help you to achieve your goals.

Did you watch it or just scroll by?  Don’t worry – it will still be there for you!  I know you’re busy.  But, BE SURE To watch it!

If you set yourself a reward like a massage or pedicure or sleeping in (positive reinforcement!) for working towards your goals, you are more likely to repeat the behavior.  This creates a habit and the habit creates success.

So, let’s break it down!  Your goal is to read one book a month in 2016.  It is a great SMART goal (see Part I)  You’ll want to look at what you need to do to reach that goal – break it down (see Part II)

Personally, I’d break that down to reading at least 10 pages a day, 6 days a week and if you do, you will allow yourself to watch a movie on day 7.  <— the movie is your reward!

By rewarding yourself for reaching your mini-milestones, you train your brain to seek success.  With repeating this over & over & over & over… you’ll reach your goal!

In the comments below, I’d love to hear about one of your goals and what you’ll do to reward yourself when you achieve it.

PS this strategy works GREAT with parenting, too! 😉

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