Opening the present is usually more fun than the actual present
The excitement of booking the holiday is usually the best part
Shopping for that item of clothing is better than actually wearing it
When you are about to win or achieve something, your brain will experience a rush of dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control your brain's reward and pleasure centres. The chemical also helps you regulate movement and emotional responses, and it enables you not only to see rewards, but also to take action to move toward them. The presence of dopamine is also associated with risk taking and excitement.
This is a good reminder when working towards your team goals. It is why a vision and purpose is essential. Whilst it may not always be smooth sailing the bumps are often the best part too. Athletes often recall the sacrifice they made and the challenges they faced rather than their time on the podium.
Change may feel painful at the time but it is at this time your team is getting stronger, more resilient and improving.
Regardless of whether the road to your team goals is fun and exhilarating or painful and challenging, remember:
Look out for each other
Embrace the roller coaster
This is usually the best part!