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Ten Ways to Make a Goal Stick

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I read this today in an email from www.first30days.com/ever
and thought I would share :)

We all have things we know we want to achieve. So why is it so hard to do it? Well, because it takes effort, for one. If you’re having trouble with a specific goal, try these suggestions for getting it done:

1. Write it down—clarify your goal in a journal or on an index card taped to your mirror.

2. Manage expectations—if you fall off the wagon, all is not lost. Just get back on and keep going.

3. Buddy up—it’s always easier with a partner.

4. Revisit it—review and revise your goals throughout the year.

5. Be smart—specific, measurable, relevant goals are more attainable than non-specific ones.

6. Don’t remove, add—frame a goal positively (replacing bad habits with good ones).

7. Make it public—share your goal, so you’ll be more likely to stick to it.

8. Stick to a schedule—build those workouts into your calendar when you can actually do them.

9. Create a vision board—make a collage of magazine cutouts, quotes and photos for some visual inspiration.

10. Celebrate!—accept that change is an ongoing process and celebrate even small gains.
And if you don’t quite get there as soon as you’d hoped, there’s always 2010…
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    Great blog! These are great things that anyone can use; not just for weight loss.

    4421 days ago
    Thank you for sharing this with us. It is something I can do and it is easy enough.
    4421 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/25/2009 11:24:40 AM
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