As entrepreneurs, we've become really good at setting goals. We have a vision for where we want to go, and a good idea as to what it's going to take to get there.
We even have a reward in place for when we hit that goal.
Perhaps it's something like monthly massages, a smokin' hot pair of shoes, that dreamy new Orla Kiely handbag we've been lusting over, a vacation somewhere fabulous, or even someone to come in a clean our house on a regular basis.
And we work. And work. And work some more to achieve our goals.
But here's the rub. It often feels like we are never going to get there. That we spin our wheels day in and day out because we haven't hit The Big Goal yet.
Instead of waiting until the very end to reward ourselves, we need to build in smaller rewards more frequently.
Celebrate your progress daily and you'll hit those big, amazing goals with lightening speed. (Tweet this)
Because the more we celebrate and reward our progress, the more likely we are to keep going. Even in the face of crushing defeat or derailment.
How exactly do we manage to do that? By building in rewards each step of the way, of course.
REWARD THE SMALL STUFF
Break down your big goal into smaller actionable steps. Every large goal can be broken down into smaller parts. In fact, they should be broken down into smaller actionable steps so that you know exactly what you need to be doing (and when) to hit your goal.
Build rewards in periodically. Once you know what steps you need to take to hit your goal, reward yourself for taking action. Take pause and celebrate every time you're able to check something off that list. Do a dance, go for a walk around the neighborhood, pop a little bubbly, phone a friend and tell them how freakin' amazing it is that you figured out how to add a snippet of code to your website. Bottom line is this: take pause and acknowledge your progress.
Keep on truckin'. Once you get a taste for successfully taking action, you're going to want to keep it going. And that, lovely, is the entire point. Momentum is the name of the game when it comes to achieving goals. The more you create, the more you do.
Here's to building momentum and achieving those goals!