People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.”
– Brian Tracy.
Be SMART About Your Goals
In this post I have some great tips about goal setting to help you reach your health goals faster. Hint: Time to be specific!
Putting your goals in writing is the first step to creating a plan you can stick to and help you stay motivated.
Keep your goals in a place where you can see them often: a note on your bathroom mirror, office desk or on your smart phone are handy places.
Setting your goals using the SMART method results in goals that become the basis for your personal map to success.
Focus in on what you really want, why it's important to you and how you plan to achieve it. Decide WHAT you want, WHY you really want it and HOW you see putting a plan in place (if you aren’t quite sure right now, it is okay- you will figure this out as you go).
For now the HOW can be HOW do you see setting time aside to focus on your health.
The best way to track your progress is to measure it tangibly.
From a health or weight loss perspective, it may be helpful to weigh-in on a schedule, like once or twice a month and take body measurements once a month.
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Set short-term goals or milestones to mark your progress towards your long-term goals.
For example, wanting to lose 25 pounds in one month is not realistic or desirable, so set a goal that is realistic.
Ask for help or feedback if you’re unsure whether a goal is realistic or not.
If your goal is weight loss, a time frame is good, but it is also important to be aware that everyone loses weight at different rates and to not get discouraged if weight loss does not happen as quickly as you would like.
The other benefit of a timeline with milestones is that it gives you the opportunity to assess your progress and redefine your goals if necessary – they’re in writing and not set in stone!
Once you know your goals and you have a solid plan in place and you know what you want, deep down inside, you become unstoppable! Keep your goals in front of you often as this will guide you in the direction you want to go.
What you focus on is what you get.
“Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.” – Les Brown
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