Don’t Reward Yourself Just Yet…

You deserve it.

That phrase, used the wrong way, causes us to compromise our resolve and accept a life of small results. We have all done it, so this is a message for everyone. ‘You deserve it’ is what we tell ourselves when we want that extra slice of pizza, but are supposed to be committed to a healthy diet plan. We know that voice well… “Have that chocolate, you deserve it!” “Finance that expensive watch, you deserve it!” “Take a break from exercise today, you deserve it!” Its the allure of instant gratification, but we only feel good for the moment and usually regret the poor choice later.  

Zig Ziglar said it best, “The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.”

Stay aware of the trap that prevents us from having the joy of successful results in our lives! Starting today, remain focused on the most desired results and let that be the motivation to stay the course! The end results will be well worth the short-term sacrifice, and then we can truly reward ourselves for a job well done!


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