Is there a certain item you plan on purchasing as soon as you "make it big"?
Maybe a certain pair of red-soled shoes?
Or a delicious designer handbag?
Or maybe there is something special you plan on doing once you become really successful.
Like a trip to Paris...
Or a trip around the world!
Well for the longest time (literally YEARS) I have been dying for a pair of Chanel flats.
One of the first times that I set foot in a Chanel store I spotted a wall full of them and nearly fainted.
There were so beautiful and the perfect investment piece, I told myself.
Then I glanced at the price.
It was then that I vowed that someday, when I became very successful I would buy myself a pair.
I worked for a lot of years and enjoyed much success before I could rationalize such an extravagant purchase on my credit card.
At the beginning of the year, I set some very ambitious business/financial goals for myself that would require a lot of hard work and doing some things that I was TERRIFIED to do.
Well last Friday I hit my goal.
And first thing Saturday morning, I literally skipped down to 5th Avenue and purchased my long-awaited pair of Chanel flats!
Now this may sound silly, but for the last few weeks every time I was exhausted, or frustrated or scared I would think about those flats and it would motivate me.
Sure wanting to "become successful" is a great goal, but it's also pretty broad.
The best way to set effective goals is to make them really specific.
You may be surprised to learn that I have encounter a lot of frustration and disappointment while running my businesses, just as many of you do, and I find that setting specific, attainable goals along the path to success keeps me going.
I like to encourage you to do the same.
And my goodness reward yourself! You've got no boss to congratulate you on your success, so do it yourself! Too many of us are so focused on that next goal, that we never take the time to properly celebrate and reward ourselves along the way.
Recognition and Rewards are critical elements to keeping ourselves motivated during the challenging times (and trust me, there will be plenty)!
Every time I look down at my new flats I am reminded of what I have accomplished, and more encouraged than ever to continue.
What is something that you would love to splurge on as soon as you hit a major milestone on your path to success?
Please SHARE YOUR RESPONSE BELOW. I would love to hear what gets you excited!
I will be personally reviewing all comments.