I don’t believe anyone sets a goal without the intention of completing it.
Yet so many of us create our goals
without planning out how to achieve them.
I know because I did this last year!
I had Good Intentions – but No Action Plan!
Without a plan – or roadmap – my goals stayed
nothing more than dreams.
If you’re like me – you dreamt those dreams for a reason!
They are important to you. They’re something you really want!
This is the Year to make them come true!
Take time to sit down to create S.M.A.R.T. Goals
and develop a Plan of Action to complete them.
Specific: What exactly do you want to achieve? Instead of ‘Get into Shape’. It becomes ‘Lose 5 lbs and drop one pants size’
Measurable: How will you observe your forward progress? I will weigh myself daily & I will use a tape-measure to measure my waist.
Action-Oriented: What steps will I put into place to move toward my goal? I will follow a eating-plan that has less calories than I’m consuming now and I will exercise 30mins. daily.
Relevant/Realistic: First of all – WHY is this goal important me? And – is it realistic and attainable? Am I willing to do what it takes to achieve? Only YOU can answer that question. It needs to be at least a 6-7 on a scale of 1-10 — otherwise you probably won’t have the staying power.
Time-Bound: When do you want to complete this goal by? And, WHY? Is it a hard-deadline or soft-deadline? Do you have a reunion or special event coming up? Birthday? Just want to be in better shape for yourself? If you don’t have a hard deadline, pick one! Otherwise – you’ll give yourself excuses and delays for not completing it.
Take those dreams and make them reality!