I received this article from my friend Alisa Bloom regarding goal setting and thought it would be worth sharing with all of you. It’s a great way to start the year and help you with goal setting. Enjoy!
It’s that time of year when we look to the future. A fresh start, a clean slate, no matter the past, no matter the present. Have you decided to set goals for this year? Think of a goal as an endpoint, and intentions are the daily movements needed to reach your goal.
People with written goals are 50% more likely to achieve them than people without goals.
When it comes to making a change, the people who succeed set realistic, specific goals.
What goes into a goal? Well, it has to be S.M.A.R.T.
S. Specific — deciding to eat healthy this year by eating more vegetables
M. Measurable — deciding to eat more vegetables by eating two servings of vegetables at dinner.
A. Attainable — whether cooking at home or food from a restaurant, adding vegetables at dinner can be achieved.
R. Realistic — perhaps your schedule changes drastically on the weekends, so committing to eating two servings of vegetables at dinner on Monday through Friday is more realistic.
T. Time-bound — start by trying that for one week.
Here’s how the goal would come together: eat two servings of vegetables at dinner on Monday through Friday next week. Setting specific goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Yes, you can!
Happy goal setting!