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The Importance of Setting Medium-Term Goals
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Whatever it takes to stay motivated
Thank you for the information
Great article. Thanks.
Having goals can be such a huge help to success - in what ever way you define that.
Good info that to re read helps me get out of my own way
Mid term goals are my goal.
Love reaching a mid term goal. Keeps me motivated.
I have long-term goals and daily tasks to accomplish them, but I like the idea of setting up medium-term goals. I think this might help me to stay motivated. As to rewards, I think a good one for me is to just stop and notice and appreciate to myself what I've accomplished before racing on to the next task on my endless to-do list.. And yes, everyone should do the dishes after every meal. But just to stop and say to myself how nice the clean kitchen looks. And thank myself for a job well done, is free and non-caloric and might do wonders for my mood and self-esteem.
Spark has a really good companion article for this one. Rewards are a basic part of learning theory & a good idea when we're establishing new behaviors.
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