Setting Proper Goals For Faster Success

As you go about your workout programme and diet plan, one thing that you must make sure that you have in place is proper goals.  The goals that you select are going to have a huge influence on your desire to move forward and those who select improper goals may unknowingly hold themselves back from seeing the results that they desire.

Fortunately, goal setting doesn’t have to be tricky as long as you know the proper protocol that you’ll want to get in place for success.

Let’s go over the main points to know to set yourself the proper goals to get results quickly.

Make Them Specific

First, make sure that your goals are as specific as possible.  If you set a general goal such as losing weight, how will you ever know if you’ve reached that goal? You won’t, thus your desire to reach that finish point won’t be there as that finish point simply doesn’t exist.

One way to tell whether your goal is specific enough is if you can measure it. If you can measure the goal you’ve set, then you know that you have a clear distinction on when you will reach it and can then set your next goal to move forward from there.

Make Them Realistic And Attainable

Next, be sure that you’re making any goals you set realistic and attainable for you.  If you are currently 180 pounds and want to get down to 120, really think hard about whether 120 is a weight that you can maintain over the long haul. If you’re 5’9”, chances are that’s just a little too light for you.

If you’re 5 feet however, then it may be attainable, but if you want to reach that goal in a month, that probably isn’t realistic. They need to be both. That’s when you’ll be on track to success.

Set A Timeline

Finally, make sure that you have a timeline set. When do you want to reach these goals? If you don’t have a firm deadline in place, the chances will be much higher that you’ll just continue to put it off and put it off.

Get that firm deadline in place and tell others about it. This will help keep you accountable.

So keep these quick tips in mind as you go about your goal setting. Set proper goals and motivation should not be a problem for you.

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Louise Denny (100 Posts)

Louise is a health and fitness writer, with a keen interest in seeking out natural health and beauty remedies to keep herself looking her best! As a journalism graduate with a specific background in online media, Louise writes for numerous online publications covering topics such as management skills, sales techniques, digital marketing strategies, health and fitness and fashion trends to name but a few.


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