This post is going show you why goal setting is such an important part of the quest to loose weight.
Some people think that goal setting has become so popular that it has reached cliché status. But the process of setting goals thrives and remains a relevant step in pursuing any challenge and this is why?
Goal setting necessitates the establishment of definite and achievable objectives. With goal setting, you cement your plans by stating what you want actually want to attain; and the more concrete your goals appear to you, the more motivated you will become to achieve them.
When you set your goals, you enter into a personal covenant – one that binds you to your own word. Well of course, it is easier to break a promise you make to yourself than those you make to other people. However, goal setting should be a test of your personal integrity. After all, how can you keep your word to others if you cannot even keep a promise you made to yourself?
Goal setting is a powerful tool that makes you the master of your own future.
Your goals will determine your actions today that will affect your situation tomorrow.
Specifying your goals will help you determine where you should focus your resources and efforts. Goal setting is a blueprint of sorts that will show you what to do and how to do it. Clarifying your goals will also weed out the distractions that can disrupt your progress. What exactly do you want to achieve? How long do you want to work to achieve it? What would you do to achieve your goal?
However, goal setting should not be mistaken with a statement of your personal desires and dreams. You cannot fault the goal setting process for your inability to get to the moon using your rusty car. Goal setting requires that you consider all the baby steps that make up the journey from who you are today to who you want to be tomorrow.
Here is a recap on the secrets for goal setting:
1. Decide what you want.
2. Specify your goals. Think about how to get what you want.
3. Develop and step by step action plan including a plan to monitor your progress.
4. Keep your goals realistic and constantly revisit them.
The more important aspect of goal setting is to keep your goal grounded. For instance setting a goal to lose twenty pounds in 2two months may leave you disappointed. Setting goals to loose two pounds a week of ten weeks will allow you to achieve constant milestones.
Once you have decided on your goals stick to them and see them through to the very end…Because once you get to where you want to be you will see that every step of the journey was worth it!!!