Often, we set ourselves up to fail when we set a goal, but goal setting (when done properly) can be a very powerful tool. No one teaches us how to do it properly and so we set half-hearted “goals” and feel like shit when we fail.
Although goal setting has an obvious value, we bring to each set of goals, our feelings and thoughts about the last goal we set. If we succeeded last time, we are filled with confidence this time. If we failed last time (or even considered it a failure) we will surely bring those feelings with us too.
I say, “CLEAR THE SLATE!” Let’s try it a different way. They say that if you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got. If we want something different, we must DO something different!
So, let’s set a goal.
The first thing to ask your self is “WHAT?”
What do I want to accomplish? What is the end result that I have in mind? (Mine is to lose 10 pounds in 8 weeks)
Next ask yourself “WHY?” Why do I want to do it?
The key to motivation is the motive. The motive is the “why.” It gives us energy to stay strong when it gets tough. If the goal isn’t connected to the why, you need to question the goal.(For me, it’s about comfort. I am more comfortable 10 pounds lighter. My clothes fit better and I feel better)
And then you must ask yourself “HOW?” How will you do it?
What is your strategy? You can’t start with an, I’ll “figure it out” model! It must be...Read more