I have been reading and hearing a lot about goals lately. I've read that you should set specific, clearly defined goals that you can actually measure. I've heard that it is best to set small goals, so you can achieve them. Reaching your goals helps to building your self confidence, it helps you feel stronger and more in control. Also, the next time you make a goal, your doubt about reaching it is less.
I found this information on MindTools.com.
The Five Golden Rules of Goal Setting
1) Set Goals that Motivate You.
When you set goals for yourself, it is important that they
motivate you. This means making sure that they are important to
you, and that there is value in achieving them.
2) Set SMART Goals.
3) Set Goals in Writing.
The physical act of writing down a goal make it real and tangible.
You have no excuse for forgetting about it.
4) Make an Action Plan.
Sometimes, get so focused on the outcome that you forget
to plan out steps that are needed along the way.
What steps can you take to reach your goal?
5) Stick With It!
I will be making weekly goals and posting them here and on my IG account HERE to help me stay accountable. The more success I have in reaching my goals, the more stronger I think I will feel.
I posted this weeks goal on my IG account today. I was going to wait until Monday, but my sister, who is so wise, said I always have that "wait until Monday" mentality, so don't wait! Do it now! So I did! It felt good too :)
Here is this weeks goal.........
I've got this!