Time to Set Goals: 4 Easy Tips to Get Started
by Rochelle Griffin
It’s that time of year. Millions of people are taking stock of their lives and what they’ve accomplished in the past 12 months. Was 2014 all that you dreamed it would be? For some, it’s a resounding YES…to which I say Amen! For others, it’s kind of depressing because they never set goals. Or worse yet, they did but never followed through.
Once people get over the “ugh…another year as passed” feeling, they tend to start to think about their goals for the upcoming year. Most of these goals surround weight loss and/or business growth intentions. The problem is that the ideas never make from the head to paper. They remain in the head…where actually they aren’t goals…they are just wishes.
So this year…do you plan on making wishes or setting goals?
It’s really not difficult to set them. In fact there’s plenty of resources available to help you. I’m going to give my 4 quick and easy steps to goal setting that I use. Yep, I’m taking stock of 2014 myself.
1. Write your goals down on paper. This makes them real. Don’t worry about how big they are at this point. Don’t worry if they make your hands sweat, your stomach turn, and you have no clue how they’ll happen.
2. Write a date that you plan to accomplish them by. Yep, a deadline
3. Have an accountability group. It really helps to have more than just a single person to help support you.
For example, f you want to lose weight or get in shape, find a weight loss group. In fact, I’m getting ready to open a free 5-day clean eating group starting January 5. By the way, this could be the jumpstart that you need in the New Year. You can register at http://www.rochellegriffin.com/cleaneatingchallengeinfo
If you want to start a business or take your business to the next level, find a coach that can help you do just that.
4. Break down your BIG goal into monthly goals, then break down the goals into weekly action steps. This is the step that take away the overwhelm of your big goal. For example, if you want to lose 50 pounds, it can feel daunting…so much so that some people will never even get started. Instead aim for a monthly goal…let’s say to drop 8 pounds per month. That doesn’t seem so bad. You can even break your goal down further…to drop 2 pounds per week.
Now write down the action steps you need to take weekly to make that happen. Before you know, in 6 months time, you will have met your goal! BOOM!
Don’t allow another year to pass you by. Not this time! Make your plan now so great things will happen in 2015!A Toast to Your Health,
She founded both GoFitCoach, Inc. & Your Best Life, Inc. with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of financial & physical ruin. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.
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