Posted - October 22, 2009

Setting Goals for Change

Almost every individual on the planet probably wants to change something about their life. Whether it’s their job, their hobbies, their health, or their weight, most of us wish that something was different. The difference between a wish and actual change is solid goals.  

When you’re ready to achieve your goals, don’t just wish-follow these three simple steps to get started.

Step One: Determine what you want to change.

Write down the specific aspect of your life that you want to change. If it’s your weight, write that down; if you want to get healthier by exercising more, write that down. By writing down what you want to change, you’re being honest about it, accepting it, and starting a plan.

Step Two Find healthy goals.

The road to change is made up of many small goals. Each goal is not only an indicator of future success, but it’s also a motivator to a certain success. Do your research to determine healthy goals for the particular change you want to make.

Step Three: Commit to achievable goals.

The last step is to modify some of the healthy goals you’ve established in order to make them work for your health and lifestyle. Now, that doesn’t mean that you can just start making them easier-that’s not the point. The point is to make goals that are achievable and that will take you farther on your journey. For instance, let’s say your goal is to become more fit by exercising, and your research indicates that you should work out 6 days a week. Now let’s say that you can’t find a babysitter for one of those 6 days. In that case, adjust the goal-schedule a walk with your child on the day that you can’t get a sitter.