No matter what difficult task you undertake in life the outcome is always very dependent on how well you have defined your goals.
Think about it.
If you set your goals too wide or large you will make it impossible for you to reach them, basically forcing you to fail without you even knowing.
Setting “bad” goals that are not thought thru is more common than you might think and in this article I want to share something I use to help me set proper goals, both in business and in my personal life. This tool that I’m about to tell you about will give you a way to set up well defined goals that you’ll be able to reach with greater precision no matter if it’s about your fitness goals or business goals.
Why not try it on both?
S.M.A.R.T Goals – Easy To Remember
SMART is an acronym to remember from now on. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely and will be the guide you use for all your future goals.
You see, this simple thing force you to check your goals and improve them before starting to implement.
Is your goal a specific one that when you think about it help you visualize the outcome? Be sure to set your goals to be very specific and when you think about yourself in the future after you have reached your goal you should be able to really “feel” and “see” that image of the successful you.
Always make your goal measurable, how will you know you succeeded if you don’t? A measurable result for weight loss is naturally your target weight.
Don’t be tempted to set goals that you know you won’t reach. It will just give you an excuse not to start with the thing you need to do to reach your goal. Dropping 75% of your body weight if your very obese is not achievable at all, and most of all not healthy.
So balance your goals, no coward easy to reach goal and no impossible goals either. Find your middle ground.
Given the time you give yourself to complete the tasks and reach your goal; is it at all realistic? Dropping a 5 pounds in 3 month is perhaps realistic but doing so in 1 week is very unrealistic.
Setting a goal without a date is like pushing a big snowball in front of you. You will never even get to the starting line if you don’t set a very specific date for when you want to reach the outcome/goal.
Be sure to just include a date in your goal and your set for the “timely” part of your SMART goal.
My Secret Weapon
Finding a good formula that incorporates all these SMART rules for goal setting is not that easy, so I’m going to give you some extra help on the way. Formulate your goals using the following structure:
“It is now future date and I’m standing in the bathroom looking down on the scale and notice my weight is goal weight“
Positioning your goal and your self in the future will help your brain to start moving towards the goal.
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