by Bailey LeRoux
Let’s be honest. It is officially a month and a half into the New Year and some of us have probably forgotten about our resolutions. Right? Don’t lie.
January is over, but it’s no excuse for giving up on your goals! There is still 90 percent of the year left to go!
The key to reaching goals is setting them correctly. Sometimes reaching a goal also involves re-visiting the starting gate. So let’s get to it. Let’s set some SMART goals: Specific, Manageable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.
Specific – A vague goal can be overwhelming. A vague goal can be cheated. Don’t be vague, be specific and be detailed.
Measurable – Being specific means describing your goal in detail, and being measurable means that you include details that you can measure. “I want to lose 10 percent body fat” is a measurable goal. This helps you reach your goal by facilitating your ability to see and measure your progress. That means you have a built in encouragement system!
Attainable – Set goals that challenge you, but don’t set goals that overwhelm you. If you feel overwhelmed, you are less likely to follow through. If what you really want for yourself seems like an overwhelming goal, break it down into attainable increments, and take it one step at a time.
Realistic – Is this goal something you are able to accomplish? Don’t spend your life trying to build a time machine (unless you have enough knowledge about theoretical physics to reasonably believe you can do it).
Timely – Set a deadline. If you don’t set a timeframe for your goal, it is going to be much easier to slack off.
Do you have any tips on how to reach your goals?