Reinforcement

When you’re trying to change, taking the first step isn’t enough. You have to reinforce your every step to feel the impact to move on to the next step. It can be any miniscule tangible or psychological award. A few words of encouragement to a coffee break, anything will work. Abstinence will plummet your self control and hence your way to the goal. Reinforcement will give you the boost to carry on to the end of the goal.

Achievement

Achievement is the reward of the drive to achieve something.One cannot possess a drive.They can only feel it.It only comes to those who lack something that they always wanted.

If everyone of us got everything that we wanted,then the world would be a place where we could not achieve anything.

Willpower

Key to self-control is not abstinence.It is reinforcement.

Abstinence will just make you more hungry.Reinforcement will keep the hunger at bay.

Abstinence equals to eternal monotony.Reinforcement equals to reward you earn for your hard work.

People work (whether they like to or not) for the rewards.May it be tangible or intangible.Nobody works for work itself.People use work as means to reach to an end.

Drive

Motivation can be a consequence of good planning rather than intense emotion.It is the difference between ‘work smart’ and ‘work hard’ respectively.

When your motivation is dependent on your emotion,and as we know our emotions are never constant,sometimes we get either a fleeting moment or short-term motivation boost,or else a severe blow due to negative or overwhelming emotion.

When you plan out your agenda,you have with you a long-term,step-by-step procedure to follow.With every step you take,you reinforce a positive feedback loop of motivation – you undertake a simple task,you attain some success and that motivates you to move onto the next step.

Emotions and feelings are exhaustible resource.Even the right feeling is hard to come by when you are about to start working on a new goal.They are good enough to help you out in short-run,but in the long-run,planning plays a better role.

Planning is a mix of various objective tasks.It allows you to experience a mental reward every-time you complete a step.It is like leveling-up in a game when you complete a certain number of quests.

Being completely objective can result in lack of commitment,and being completely subjective can result in lack of consistency.You need both in moderation together to overcome the odds and obstacles hindering your progress.