Happiness, Success & Rewards

Happiness, Success & Rewards

Recently we have talked about our goals and about focusing on the positive in our quest to be happier people.  Today I’d like to talk really personally about something I’ve mentioned here before and that’s the fact that due to health reasons, and sure a bit of vanity, I’ve been trying to lose weight.  Happily I can report today that I’ve been successful in achieving my first goal which was to lose 30 pounds.  Today for the first time in over 15 years I stepped on a scale, looked down and saw three numbers that started with a 1 instead of a 2.  It feels incredibly good.  As we’ve said before it is important to set achievable goals and even some that are a stretch for us to make, for me, this one was a bit of a stretch.  The more of a stretch the goal is, the more satisfying the accomplishment will be for you.

The problem that I now confront with this success is how to reward myself; I am a very firm believer in rewarding yourself when you succeed.  Sure, were I perhaps a better person, a more self-actualized individual, maybe I could smile and say the achievement is enough of a reward.  I’m not that guy yet, I’m trying my friends but I haven’t gotten there yet, so I need a reward.  Of course for me, my typical reward falls in the realm of banh beo, pizza or especially cupcakes all of them raging with carbohydrates and calories and off the menu at this point except for my one cheat meal a week.  So what am I to do for a reward as I make this change?

I’d love your suggestions my friends as I work on this problem and I’ll keep you posted as to what I end up doing, most importantly, have a happy day my friends.

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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3 Responses to Happiness, Success & Rewards

  1. Archie says:

    I would say that the reward should not be food or money related. That is simply falling back on the old way of thinking. Find ways to reward yourself that will reinforce your success. Rent a nice cabin away for a couple of days where you can have a mini vacation and do some hiking.

  2. Pingback: Happiness, Success & Rewards – Part 2 | The Ministry of Happiness

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