This is part of the series “Living Words"
Reward is something that is attached to the idea that one must accomplish something in order to be rewarded. That something is usually of positive nature because rewards are positive, it is something we get when we do a “job well done”. However the problem here is that people begin to look at the end result (the award) and not the process or cause. (making the reward the goal and missing on the starting point). So to redefine this word I need to take the focus out of the reward and back to the process/starting point.
Redefinition of Reward: Something that is self accomplished (reaping what you sow) and being proud of the process I have walked/applied in a given situation/event/decision. If there is a physical reward then it can be a “souvenir” of my accomplishment but not the end goal.