Stay Inspired – SMART Goals

GoalSome people are inspired to dance, to sing, to draw, to become a doctor, an engineer, a teacher, an entrepreneur, to do mission work, to lose weight, to be great parents, and even to be the President of the United States. In order to stay inspired you have to give and receive remarkable influence. You have to work hard and show your passion for whatever you set your heart out to do. You have to surround yourself with like-minded individuals so you will feel the positive synergy and be infused with fresh energy. I have decided to become a blogger which means I have a passion to write and to express my thoughts on paper. I love to encourage and help others to reach his or her full potential. There has to be a fire within you in order for you to strive to reach your goals. You have to think positive and plan for success. Well, how do you start? First, you should set some personal goals for yourself. However, not just any kind of goals, make sure you set SMART goals for yourself.

S – Specific – Well defined so that anyone can understand the goal
M – Measurable – Needs to have parameters in order to know if the goal was achieved
A – Attainable – Must be a realistic goal that challenges you
R – Relevant – Make sure the goal is consistent with your other goals and will aid you in achieving your long-term goal
T – Time Oriented – Create a time frame for when you want to accomplish your goal

SMART GoalsHere are some examples:

Simple Goal – I want to improve my health.
Smart Goal – I will improve my health by eating 60 grams of protein and drinking 64oz of water every day.

Simple Goal – I want to lose weight.
Smart Goal – I want to lose 25 pounds by July 31, 2018 by increasing my cardio activity and decreasing my calorie intake.

Simple Goal – I want to change my lifestyle.
Smart Goal – I will improve my lifestyle by making conscious food decisions at every meal while focusing on protein and fresh veggies.

Simple Goal – I want to be at my ideal weight.
Smart Goal – I will achieve my ideal weight (190 pounds) by December 31, 2018.

Next, you need to write down your goals to clarify and strengthen your daily intentions. Break down your goals into small and manageable steps to overcome any anxiety you may have. Hold yourself accountable by maintaining focus and discipline throughout your weight loss process. Rewarding yourself will help reinforce the positive actions you’ve taken so you can continue doing it every day. Effective systems and habits make it easier for you to accomplish your goals on a regular basis. Simply put, your success is found in your daily routine.

 

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    1. Thanks Tammy for the love and the support as always. Make sure to visit often and give me feedback!

  1. In a Weight Watchers post I recently read something I had never heard before. Just goes to show it is never too late to teach an old dog some new tricks!

    The post was addressing how to figure out your “Why”. Why do you want to lose weight. It claims that your “Why” is different than your Goals. You may want to lose weight and that may be your Goal, but it is your “Why” that will sustain you when the going gets tough. Sometimes you may need to dig deep to figure out what your “Why” is. I’m not sure if this is all true, but it most certainly was thought provoking.

    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and making such a thought provoking comment. Answering the “Why” question should be part of your plan in order for you to stay committed to your goals. For example, some people want to lose weight for health reasons, to reduce the number of medications they take, summer vacations, family reunion, high school reunion, etc. It is important that each person do a self-evaluation to determine the “Why”.

  2. I have to keep reminding myself to set SMART goals. It’s easy to get caught up in taking the easy way out and just “dreaming” of how I want to be. It’s time I start getting serious- especially if I want a QUALITY life, ((I need to lose weight)). Thank you for giving me this kick in the butt Latisha.

    1. Hey Jennifer, you’re welcome my friend. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such an encouraging comment. Please visit my blog often!

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