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A Closing Comment

Before leaving this chapter, we comment about the relationship, and perhaps the seeming contradictions, between the ideas of the present chapter and chapter 3. The present chapter has emphasized natural rewards built into a task, whereas chapter 3 suggested several self-applied techniques, including the use of self-applied rewards that are separable from the task. Both approaches were presented as ways to achieve more effective self-leadership. Actually, the strategies of the two chapters can complement each other very well. Strategies such as those presented in chapter 3 can be used in especially difficult situations that are lacking in natural rewards. The intention is to maintain the self-leadership necessary to work through the difficult and unattractive but necessary tasks on the way to activities and future job positions that we can naturally enjoy. In the meantime, an effort should be made to build in and focus on the natural rewards that are available. To the extent that this can be accomplished, greater enjoyment of our present moments can be obtained.

Consider the following case. It was developed from some of the experiences of participants in our training programs and courses (e.g., managers, executives, and MBA students) who actually applied the kinds of strategies presented in this chapter.


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