It’s important to reward yourself, and your team, as soon as you complete a key task or objective. Why? By rewarding yourself in the moment, your brain elicits positive emotions, leading to the realization that your efforts result in a positive reward. By doing this continuously, your brain will start to link pleasure to accomplishing the task or objective and move towards it in the future. As Tony says, “You can only build on success!”
Exercise: At the end of each day, write down your top three accomplishments, now matter how big or how small. And as soon as you achieve a key task, celebrate. Even a small reward is a great motivator – maybe it’s a coffee break, a walk around the block or a mini-vacation. Rewarding yourself for victories, big and small, will make a world of difference!