I just got back from the dentist, and the fantastic news is that I have no cavities. I have created a pretty elaborate set of habits to keep my teeth clean, and it paid off.
I should back track by saying that both of my Grandfathers were dentists. So dental hygiene was pretty important growing up. To that end I now brush in the morning and evening, floss in the morning, use ACT at night, and chew a piece of sugarless gum for an hour after eating lunch. Like I said, pretty elaborate.
So why am I telling you this? I have had a goal of not having any cavities, and so far I have succeeded. So now I get to brag, feel good, and just enjoy accomplishing a goal. If you have a goal and you stick to it through to success, you should celebrate. Even if it is a small goal, like not eating sweets after dinner for a week. Celebrate by giving yourself the hugest, nastiest sweet you can come up with at the end of your goal. Positive reinforcement is a great motivator.
So how am I going to celebrate? I’m going to share this smile with the world. : )