Goals – How, Why, When, What?

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GOALLLLL! Ok, I’m not talking about that kind of goals, but instead I’m talking about real goals, goals that define our FUTURE. Goals that we set every day and sometimes we accomplish and sometimes we don’t. We see people setting different goals every day, for their health, their finances, their career, etc. But, WHY?? Why should we set these goals?? Well folks, I’m about to tell you WHY you need to set these goals and how to set AMAZING goals that WILL get accomplished even if they are New years goals that are infamously known as being something NO ONE does.

Goals are under appreciated. They are used and abused and taken advantage of, and with this, they get a bad rep.  If used correctly, goals can take our DREAMS and turn them into REALITY. However, they can only do this if you set goals correctly. First i want to talk to you about WHY we need goals. Goals plan out our future, they tell us what we want to accomplish and where we want to be in 3 months, 6 months, a year and even 10 years.  Goals give us deadlines. Without a deadline, your plan will never get accomplished. Without a deadline we will slack, forget, procrastinate, and eventually give up. Goals tell us exactly what we want to accomplish, there’s no gray areas with a proper goal. It will tell us what we want, how we plan to get it and how long it’s going to take.

So, now we know WHY we need goals, but how do we know WHEN to set them and WHAT should they be about? Well ya see, that’s the best part. Goals can be set WHENEVER you want to accomplish something. You can set a goal to get the dishes cleaned by the end of the day, to get caught up on laundry, to finish a book, to lose 20 pounds, to quit smoking, etc. Goals can be set at any time for absolutely anything. Use them wisely, take them seriously, and you will get them completed!

How we set awesome goals isn’t much of a science, we just have to make S.M.A.R.T goals. What are S.M.A.R.T goals? they are goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. Confusing? well here, let me show you a great example! Lets say Sophia wants to lose weight. Sophia’s typical goal would look like this ” I want to lose weight”. Unfortunately that’s not a very S.M.A.R.T goal. Sophia’s goal doesn’t tell us how much she wants to lose, it doesn’t tell us why she wants to lose weight, and it doesn’t tell us when she wants to lose the weight by. Here’s how Sophia’s goal SHOULD look like ” I will lose 20 pounds by March 30th, 2018 by going to spin class 3 times a week, eating healthy, and weight lifting 2 times a week with my personal trainer”. This new goal is SMART. Its specific, we know exactly what Sophia wants to do. Its measurable, she gives us an exact time frame she plans to reach this goal. Its attainable and realistic, losing 20 lbs with 3 spin classes and 2 weight lifting classes a week with eating healthy is very realistic and attainable. Finally, its timely, 3 months gives her plenty of time to lose 20 pounds if she sticks with her plan. The last thing i want to add is HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO WRITE THESE GOALS DOWN. Please, please, please do not leave them in your head! Without writing your goals down, you are not making them a reality. These goals need to be handwritten and placed somewhere where you will be reminded of them every single day!

I hope this has helped you to set better, more realistic and timely goals that you can accomplish. As the New year is quickly approaching, i have faith that this will help you from setting another stereotypical new years goal. Sit down with a piece of paper and pen and seriously think about what you want your FUTURE to look like. When you’ve got that picture in your head, start creating your S.M.A.R.T goals. I would love to hear them so if you’re comfortable, please comment below our send me a private message at theplussizecoach@outlook.com !! If you still aren’t sure on how to set awesome goals that are going to make your future amazing, do not hesitate to reach out! I will gladly help you create amazing goals!  (email is above).

Now before i end this, I wanted to welcome you to come check out my website tomorrow (12/15/17) to read all about where i am at now! I will be sharing my goals, my plans, and fun new ideas and projects i will be completing in the 2018 year! As always, I hoped you enjoyed my blog and I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and ideas on it so please don’t forget to leave a comment below and let me know how you’re doing, how you think my blog is doing, and if there’s any subject or content you’d like me to write about!

Love you all!

Bethany, The plus size coach

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