What are your goals for this year? How about your goals for this month? Goals for this week? Today? If you don’t have any goals, it is CRITICAL to your success that you set them NOW. Study after study shows that goal setting leads to behavior change which ultimately leads us to success. You can increase your chances of success by 91% just by setting goals!!
Would you consider taking a road trip without a map or knowing your ending destination? Without a map (short-term goals), we could end up going in circles. Without an ending destination (long-term goals), we wander aimlessly. Unless you are interested in taking a “Sunday drive”, every morning when you wake up, you must set daily goals to help you achieve your long-term goals.
First, let’s talk about the BENEFITS of setting goals.
Next, let’s talk about the different TYPES of goals. Goals can be both long-term and short-term, and it is important that you have both. Goals may also be categorized as outcome, performance, and process.
Since we don’t have complete control over outcome goals (we can’t guarantee we are going to come in 1st place or lose 10 pounds), it is best to just use those as a guide and focus our goal-setting energy on performance and process goals. Performance and process goals are within your control and they can be adjusted based on your progress.
Finally, let’s talk about HOW to set some life-changing goals.
As you get in the habit of setting goals, the process will feel more natural and you will begin to see some very important transformations taking place! Recognize that you will be changing your goals along the way. In fact, it is an important step to re-evaluate your goals and adjust them up or down depending on your progress. Be prepared to make changes and schedule time to re-evaluate on a regular basis. Good luck and enjoy the journey!
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Darleen is a Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist, and Life Coach. She has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years.