The new year is an exciting time. As 2012 comes to the end, it is the perfect time to renew your commitment to the goals you want to achieve. Set yourself up for success by following these tips for setting achievable goals.
Tip 1: Set SMART goals
SMART goals are:
Tip 2: Set a Lifetime Goal
The best goal you can set would be a lifetime goal. Why? Because it is a goal that you can always improve on, and it shapes the way all your other goals are attained. Set a goal that you want to achieve, not what others feel you should accomplish.
Tip 3: Set small goals
Setting smaller, achievable goals will help you reach your main goal by achieving smaller milestones along the way. By setting smaller goals, you allow yourself to specialize and focus in one area at a time. It is easier to stay motivated when you are accomplishing many small goals rather than falling short on one large, unrealistic goal. Stay positive, smaller goals add up over time.
Tip 4: Reward Yourself
Once you complete a goal, take time to enjoy your accomplishments! A reward should be something for yourself that you enjoy and deserve. It can be tangible or intangible such a buying a new shirt or going for a walk to clear your mind. These rewards will give you motivation to continue setting new attainable goals since you know there is something at the finish line. Never reward yourself with food.