Goal is defined as the end toward which effort is directed. Goals must be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. Without my goals I have no sense of progress; nothing to hold me accountable to or to be proud of.
S.M.A.R.T goals can help improve chances of achievement.
S- Be specific when you write your goals. This answers the Who, What, Where, When, and Why.
A general goal would be: Be Fit and Run a 5k. A specific goal would be: Complete 100,000 steps a week, buy a pair of running shoes and run a minimum of 3 days a week.
M- Make sure it is measurable. I am measuring my goal of running by logging my training into the My Fitness and Nike App app. It has all of my criteria from each run (mileage, pace, calories, etc.).
A- Is your goal attainable? Once you pin point the specifics ask yourself, can anything get in the way of my progress?
R- Most importantly, is your goal realistic? Are you willing and able to perform the task at hand? An unrealistic goal for me would be to run a 5k next week. This is neither physically nor mentally possible. Do not set yourself up for failure.
T- Lastly, time-frame. You must have a time frame so that you can map out a game plan. When I started training for my 5k I knew how much time I had in weeks and I found a training schedule that met this time line. If you do not have a time frame there is no sense of progress or completion. Therefore, you are more than likely going to keep putting it off.
November 3, 2013 I will be completing my very 1st 5k!!!! - Self Motivation Rocks :)
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