Goal Setting

It's about time I did a Growth Post. I've been focusing too much on style on this blog....Actually it's the easiest thing to post. I don't really have to put much thought into it.
As 2012 approaches many of us want to do better and do new things. It's not enough to think them and wish them. You have to set the goals to achieve your wishes for 2012. I call them wishes because they will not get fulfilled without a plan. So here are some tips on successful Goal Setting. I'm sure you've heard of SMART Goals. If your goals are SMART they will be easily fulfilled. Be Specific, make sure your goals are Measureable and Achievable, and are they Relevant and Time Bound?When you follow this simple rule you'll find yourself reaching your goal easily. But another determining factor is that you must really want the goal achieved. Many goals are not achieved because we don't really want it deep down. For me it's weight loss. The only thing that has kept me from losing the weight I've wanted to lose for the past 5 years is me. If I really wanted to lose weight it would have happened. So you must want it really bad for it to happen.
Other things to do - 1. Write it down (See my post on The Power of Writing it Down here) 2. Tell others so you can be accountable - the more people know about what you're trying to achieve the more accountable you will be to keeping to your goals 3. Don't tell others ( I know) - Don't tell those you know are nay sayers. You need the support 4. Re evaluate and make adjustments as needed. 5. Tie a reward to achieving a milestone or achieving the goal.

One of my goals for 2012 is to lose 5 to 7 inches in my mid section ( I really don't want to lose that much weight just want to lose the mid section).
S-Specifics - Lose 5 to 7 inches
M - measure with a tape measure weekly
A - Yes it's very attainable by exercising, cutting carbs, and doing crunches. I have all the exercises downloaded on my ipad. I honestly do not have time to go to the gym.
R - It's relevant ( I read that those who are xx inches or more around their mid section have a higher risk of disease. I also want to look nicer and that's my husbands only complaint about my body)
T- Time bound. Need to lose 5 inches by June and the rest by December

I'm also sharing it on this blog to be accountable. :) and my reward is better health and I'm sure I will be buying those outfits that are not currently forgiving to my current mid section.
That's goal number one set.

Any of you setting goals for 2012?

Successful people are always setting goals.

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