Are Your Goals Smart?

Mindset Motivation

Christy R. Hall

Christy R. Hall

Keto Coach

Using the power of food, tapping, hypnosis and Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) to win the war on weight and emotional eating.

Are your goals S-pecific M-easureable A-ttainable R-elevent T-imebound?  ~Unknown

So often we “know what we struggle with”, but putting it into words and facing the reality of it can be daunting! You might hear yourself saying “I’ve had trouble with this for so long…will I ever be able to fix it?”
I want to first encourage you by saying yes…it IS possible to come up with solutions that work! In today’s challenge, we’re going to talk about a skill that is VERY important to have in order to do this.
Goal setting.
PROBLEM: “I don’t know where to start.”
SOLUTION: Set SMART goals
Whenever you want to make a change, whether it’s to your diet, your activity, your financial situation, your social life…you will have more success if you have a well planned GOAL in mind.
What is a well planned goal you ask? It’s a goal that is S.M.A.R.T.
  • S-pecific (what exactly will be done?)
  • M-easureable (is it quantifiable aka can WE measure it?)
  • A-ttainable (can it be achieved in the proposed time frame?
  • R-elevent (will it help my overall mission?)
  • T-imebound (when would you like the goal to be reached by? How long will you work at it?)

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Let’s do an example. Let’s say your New Year’s Resolution is “I want to exercise more.” That’s all well and good but in two months when you look back at your resolution, how are you going to know that you’ve made progress? What does “exercise more” mean? One more day? Two? 20 minutes? 60? See where I’m going? Let’s get clear and apply the SMART principles. Here’s the revamped goal:
I am going to do 20 minutes (measurable) of circuit training (specific), at least 3 days per week for one month (time bound). I have circuit training DVDs at home and available (making the goal attainable). This goal is relevant because it addresses my desire to “exercise more”
See how that works?
No matter what your goal is, applying the S.M.A.R.T. principles to it will give you a way to specifically see and measure your success.
And when you see success? You are more likely to keep on going!

“No matter what your goal is, applying the S.M.A.R.T. principles to it will give you a way to specifically see and measure your success.”