If you are striving for perfection in life, sadly you will be disappointed. This fact is true for things that are within and outside of our control; however, it is important to set goals to better yourself and to get closer to achieving your objectives in life.
I can't begin to tell you how many "to do" lists I have around the house and what's really bad is I spend more time adding to what needs to be or should be done than I spend actually accomplishing the tasks. Does that mean that I should give up? NO!
Goals without a plan are actually just dreams and visions. How many times have you said to someone (or thought to yourself), "Someday, I'm going to…" Have you noticed that the "someday" has yet to arrive? That is where setting "SMART GOALS" can turn your dreams into accomplishments.
What is a SMART goal? SMART is an acronym for "Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely."
Specific - Losing weight is not a specific goal … Losing 25 pounds is
Measurable - As shown above, you can measure the specific goal - Hop on the scale!
Achievable - Losing 25 pounds is achievable if you are mare than 25 pounds overweight
Realistic - Losing 25 pounds is NOT realistic if you weigh 125 pounds
Timely - And losing 25 pounds overnight is simply not going to happen
The formula above for Smart Goals works in almost all situations that are within your control. Some things are NOT in your control and best to work towards them with more realistic expectations to avoid burnout.
Start NOW with a list of the goals that you have and fine tune them so you CAN accomplish them in a SMART way.
And… Don't give up!!!
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