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Goal Setting

2020 is now here.  And like 90% of all Americans you are probably going to make some resolution on bettering yourself in 2020.  This is great but of those 90% of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions, less than 20% of them make it pass February in their resolution(s) and less than 5% make it to April. 

What does this tell you?  Waiting for the New Year or a Monday, or the 1st of the month to start a new goal, does nothing to ensure you will achieve it. When I hear people tell me this, I just laugh to myself and think they are not serious, and they are not going to achieve their goal(s).  The best time to start a new goal is right now.  When it comes to resolutions or goal setting the bigger the goal the more micro goals you need to set.

When you set a big goal, it can become overwhelming very quickly once that “motivation” you have leaves.  What makes goals into a reality is discipline, structure, and grit.  When planning a goal, break it down into smaller obtainable goals (micro goals). 

Example

You want to lose 26 pounds in 2020. 

How I would break this down is:

13 pounds every six months.
6.5 pounds every quarter of the year
And a little less than 2.5 pounds a month. 

You’ve set the micro goal of let’s say losing 6.5 pounds every three months.  Seems more attainable than 26 pounds in one year as well as keep you on a timeframe so you don’t get to October and haven’t lost a one pound and now you just give up and say let’s just start this is 2021. 

So dream big with your goals, and make them tough, but have a plan to break them down into micro goals to keep you on track and on pace to make them attainable   My method for goal setting goes along with the SMART method of a goal setting.

S – Specific

M – Measurable

A – Attainable

R- Reasonable

T- Time Frame 

Where I disagree with this, is the R,  reasonable to me is what average people think about and put limits on themselves since they don’t want to work harder than they have to.  Go big with your goals.  Just make sure you follow my micro-goal setting which will help make it more attainable. 

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