Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Gold stars: A motivation tool for adults too?

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Here's a great motivational tool that I saw on Fitsugar today: Gold Stars! Remember when you were in grade school and you did a good job, your teacher would give you a bright, shiny gold star on your assignment? Those were the days. Now that we're grown up, I suspect the seeing a gold star beside our name will still give us a sense of satisfaction.

At my former job, we had something called the 'Good Work Gecko' -- it was a stuffed lizard that we passed on to people who completed a big project or did something outstanding. It was meant to be a joke, but nonetheless, it feels good to be recognized for a job well done -- even if you're the one dishing out the recognition.

So pick up a package of gold stars and start sticking them to the days that you exercised or ate well. I bet you'll be pretty tickled looking at all those pretty stickers at the end of the month.

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