If you’ve ever potty-trained a child, you know the importance of rewarding him or her for progress. Just like you’d give stickers or Cheerios to a little one who makes progress with toilet-training, do the same for yourself – but with things you enjoy. Although Simple ideas include treating yourself to a round of golf or a nice dinner out, getting a massage, or taking a few hours off of work when it makes sense. I also condone the idea of giving yourself bigger rewards for longer milestones, such as a celebratory night out or weekend getaway at the 9- or 12-month mark. These types of rewards rely on positive reinforcement, which is scientifically-proven to motivate people.
Contributors: Jaime Pfeffer from Jaime Pfeffer LLC