So, you finally did it: you reached your goal. After all the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment — the blood, sweat, and tears — you’ve achieved what you set out to do. Congratulations! Now you can just sit back and coast on your laurels until the end of time and all will be lovely and awesome. Right? Eh…no. Sorry.
Now, don’t get me wrong; reaching a goal is something to truly celebrate. I always advocate taking the time upon achieving what you’ve been working toward to enjoy your success, acknowledge your victory, and reward yourself in some way, shape, or form — no matter how small a reward it is. These victories are, after all, often hard fought and won. So, do yourself a favor and give yourself the credit you deserve.