Knock Your Goals Down One At A Time

knockdown your goalsGoals give you something to strive for and work toward. Without your goals, it’s easy to just let the status quo stand and do nothing to improve your lot in life. What is it you really want? And how badly do you want it? Make your decision clear and concise.

Whether goals are related to health, fitness, education, work or something entirely different, setting them is important. Just writing yours down, however, isn’t enough to ensure your goals will be achieved. You need strategies in place and a very high level of implementation. It’s also important to set deadlines along the way to push yourself to do what it takes to smash your goals.

So, how should you go about setting strategies and deadlines for the goals you want to achieve? Here are some tips that can help you create solid applications while promoting your ability to enjoy success:

  • Set your goals in reverse – Yes, that’s right! Begin at the end, the end date that is. For every short and long-term goal you have, examine the realistic time frame involved in seeing realization of the goal and set a date to match. This turns the quest to achieve your goals into a doable prospect that has real deadlines attached.
  • Set mini-deadlines along the way – Let’s say you have it down that you want to lose 50 pounds in a year. How To Lose 50lbs.Of Fat. While that’s a lofty goal, it’s totally doable and it’s a healthy choice to make.  That year-long goal, however, can present some hurdles. After all, you might try to “slack” during the first six months and then make unhealthy choices to tackle the goal during the last six months. Instead of just setting the single deadline, set several and chuck it out into pieces. Have a weight loss goal in mind for each month along the way. The mini-deadlines will help you focus on smaller, more achievable goals while ensuring you don’t lose sight of the big picture.
  • Have a reward system in place – Meeting a goal is a very big deal. That in and of itself is a reward, but having other incentives attached to the process can be quite useful, too. Going with the weight loss scenario, consider attaching small rewards that kick in for every mini-deadline milestone set. Maybe it’s buying those pants or skinny jeans you’ve been eyeing up. Whatever motivates you, use it!  Try to avoid using food as a reward though! Focus on creating a better you and doing something good for yourself.
  • Get help along the way – If goals were easy to achieve, they wouldn’t be goals. Sometimes, in fact, it’s necessary to get a little help along the way. If weight loss and/or fitness are on your goal sheet, consult with an expert. A trainer can help you set goals that make sense for you while giving you the right formula to follow to kick start the process. A good coach can pay dividends and help you knock your goals down quickly.
  • Don’t try to achieve all your goals at one time. It’s impossible to stay focused when you are being pulled in so many different directions. Have you ever been so distracted that you found yourself not accomplishing anything you set out to do? Keep applying the “chunking” process which will keep you focused and on task. You want to be able to continually mark steps and goals off your list. FREE Fitness Coaching Session

About the Author
John's_5_Star_Pictures_004Marin health and fitness expert, John Spongberg is the founder of Personal Training in Marin as well as an accomplished author, speaker and life coach. He is dedicated to helping people reach their optimum level of fitness, health and body satisfaction through a unique, comprehensive whole-person approach, customized to each client.

Mr. Spongberg creates a successful experience for individuals who are ready to take the next step to, once and for all, achieve the extraordinary health, vitality and body they’ve long been dreaming of. Your satisfaction is personally guaranteed 100% or your money back!

If you’re ready, you can reach Mr. Spongberg at (415) 785-4826 or visit his website at www.PersonalTrainingInMarin.com where you can download your free copy of his special health and fitness report, The Truth About Losing Weight

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