Goal setting that works...

What I'm mainly going to cover in this post is goal setting when it comes to achieving your health and fitness goals but to be completely honest, this system can be used in any aspect of life - career, relationships, financial etc.

WHY SET GOALS?

Before I start I just want to make it clear that it's not as easy as setting a goal and the rest will happen. The path we anticipate on taking towards our goals may not always run smoothly or be easy, but having goals, whether they're big or small, is part of what gives us a sense of meaning and purpose, pointing us in the direction we want to go and gets us interested and engaged, all of which are good for our overall happiness and mindset. 

Anyone successful set goals whether they're professional sports players, business people and top achievers in all walks of life. By setting goals you can take pride in the achievement of those goals and from there this will raise your self confidence.

 

HOW TO SET GOALS:

  • DECIDE:

The first thing you got to do is decide what you want to achieve but more importantly WHY you want to achieve it. If it's to please somebody else, reconsider this goal and go again. Today, I challenge you to pick three goals that are going to move you forward in any aspect of life that will make you a happier, healthier, better person and that actually matter to you. 

  • BE SPECIFIC:

This is where we put in dates, times and amounts. Make sure your goal is specific. Saying you want to lose some weight is not specific. Saying you want to lose 8 pounds by the 20th of October is a lot better. ''A goal without a decline is just a dream''. You can take a lot of satisfaction by achieving a goal by a specific date. 

  • WRITING DOWN YOUR GOALS:

This is a simple one and kind of goes without saying, however I thought I would throw it in anyways. This helps you get crystal clear on the goal. Reading your goals to yourself every morning is another useful tip to implement. 

 

  • ACTION:

Without action, what good is having your goals written down in your fancy diary? Putting an action plan in place while being as practical as possible. This will make the whole goal setting experience a lot more overwhelming and more of feeling like your in control of your goals. 

 

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