My wife gave me a really nice promise:
“Finish your degree and I’ll treat you to an all inclusive vacation to Mexico!”
My wife is really, really neat! What a support, and a nice incentive to succeed. Heh, it reminds me of mom and dad’s promise to buy me a new computer if I finished at the top of the class. I did it, and I got a brand new IBM 486 that served me well for so many years.
Now, many years later, I find myself with the same sort of incentive based achievement. You would think that after more than ten years of “growing up” I would be encouraged by more honourable reasons. But you have to admit, a Mexico trip is a nice incentive, even if it’s just a dream that we have!