We CAN change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. The first thing you must do is make a decision, then you have to take action. Without action you have not truly made a decision.

Goal Setting

Goal setting, when done correctly, produces motivation, directs attention, increases effort and persistence, and promotes the development of new strategies.

This 7-step Goal Setting process includes key components known to make goals more effective.

STEP 1: Define your goal                                                                                                                 Identify and commit to a goal, and determine how your personal values support the pursuit of your goal.

Step 2: Know where you are right now                                                                                           Identify the benefits of achieving this goal, then reflect on the obstacles that presently stand in your way.

Step 3: Decide what you need to develop                                                                                        Based on the inventory from step 2, determine what Priority Areas you have to address in order to achieve your goal.

Step 4: Make a plan for steady improvement                                                                                  Within each of the priority areas from step 3, determine the work you need to start doing and how you need to think in order to move towards your goal.

Step 5: Pursue regular action                                                                                                             Once your plan is complete, develop strategies to start getting work done and thinking in ways that will help you achieve the goal.

Step 6: Commit yourself completely                                                                                             Develop strategies to ensure you maintain sight of your goal and don’t forget what it is you set out to achieve.

Step 7: Consistently monitor your progress Regularly checking in to determine your progress and make adjustments as necessary to ensure you continue moving closer to your goal, even when obstacles arise.

I hope this helps you achieve your goals. If you have weight loss goals we are here to help.

Thanks, Martina Hernandez