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Self-appreciation and self-acceptance –
Loving yourself is one of the secrets of goal success
When you are moving with great energy
towards achieving your goals, it is important to appreciate
yourself for the big and little changes you’re making. There may
be times when you feel like you’re falling short of your daily
plan or even going backwards. You may find yourself criticizing
This is a time for self-appreciation and
self-love, especially if you’ve had a tough day with some
setbacks. You need to realize that there will be good days, OK
days and plain old bad days! Imagine appreciating yourself for
your commitment, your drive, your focus and patience, even if that
day didn’t seem to give you the results you wanted. Self-criticism
and judgment will not help you get what you want faster.
22. Leave motivational messages
on your phone machine: A fun way to give yourself support and
keep up your motivation is to leave goals related messages on your
voice mail—daily or at least weekly at the beginning of the week.
For example you might want to leave a message on your machine
saying: “I have completed the article today that I wanted to write
to publicize my new book”.
You can also leave personal encouragement
especially if you’re having a hard day. The message might be: “I
really appreciate myself for all the effort and persistence I’ve
been demonstrating this week to reach my goal of having a very
successful book that is a best seller”.
23. Give yourself rewards: It is a
good idea to give yourself small regular rewards for taking
incremental steps towards achieving your goals. This is in
addition to rewarding yourself in a bigger way when you reach your
ultimate goal. For example, you could give yourself a dinner out
and a movie for taking action on your high priority goal every day
Be sure the reward is something that
really motivates you to take action. For your grand “prize” when
the goal is reached you might want to take a special vacation or
buy yourself something you really want. Plan in advance what the
reward will be, that way you will motivate yourself.
24. Give yourself positive feedback
looking in the mirror: Here’s a great technique that can help you
overcome obstacles to reaching your goals as well as to help you
feel better about yourself. Many well-known actors and other
famous people use this technique daily. Look at yourself in the
mirror in the morning with love, affirm how good you are and
admire and appreciate your courageousness.
You will find that within a short time
you feel better about yourself than you ever have before. You
could say; “I love and appreciate myself for all the work I’ve
done lately to reach my goal of (put your goal here), I’m a truly
good, wonderful person aside from my accomplishments”. Remember,
your words are powerful and have a very strong effect on you so
make them positive!
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Guide - Tips 25-34 Commitment and courage