Setting Goals 2010 – Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

There are many ways to reach goals,and using the following tools will help you:

1) Write down all your goals to give them more force and have a clear picture of what you want.

2) Be Precise

Set deadlines, putting dates and time by when goals need to be achieved. Keep goals incremental and attainable, that way you will know when an exact goal has been met. Always reward yourself for having achieved it.

3) Prioritize

When you have several goals, set them by priority. This helps make them stronger by compartmentalizing them, and not diluting by having too many set at one time, often leading to stress and reduced quality of completion.

4) Set goals that are “performance” related, not outcome focused

It is best to set goals that you have more influence as to their outcome. It can be disappointing to set goals that you don’t reach due to extenuating circumstances, business climate, bad judgment, poor weather etc. Outcome goals are uncertain due to the intangibles.

If goals are set on personal performance,or information/ skill to be acquired, then it is easier to influence the goals and gain satisfaction from them.

For example if you enter a Marathon and set a goal of being in the top 2000 finishers,you might achieve a personal best time in the race, but not be satisfied as you did not finish in the top 2000 finishers . As you set the outcome of finishing in the top 2000 finishers, then this would be a defeat. If you set a performance goal of achieving a certain time, then you will have achieved that goal and can draw confidence and personal satisfaction from this goal.

5) Keep goals small

What I mean by this is, set them as step by step to achieving your bigger goals. Derive today’s goals from larger ones. Always reward yourself, taking in the importance of the goal has on effecting others , and use the achievement of each to move you to the next.

SMART Goals Are:

  1. Specific
  2. Measurable
  3. Attainable
  4. Relevant
  5. Time- bound