Goal setting is so important when it comes to losing weight. If you don’t have a specific goal then you have nothing to work toward.
Think about it. How many times have you said to yourself or someone else; “I just want to lose a little weight and feel better.”? Have you really ever been successful? Odds are, probably not!
You have to be specific in your goals and they must include a deadline. This only helps to keep you focussed.
Saying I want to lose a few pounds, gives you no direction. It doesn’t cause any sense of urgency. Really it’s just talk. But if you say; “I want to lose 20lbs before Christmas.” Now that will make you commit to losing that 20lbs.
Specific goals with deadlines cause us to look at things from a whole new perspective. It takes out room for error. It makes us more passionate about seeing things through.
I love Bo Jackson’s quote: “Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.” That’s it, once you have a goal in place you can’t let yourself quit until you see it through.
What if you don’t reach that 20 lbs by Christmas? I bet if you’re that specific in your goal, you’ll be 90% closer than if you didn’t set it. If you shoot for 20 and lose 18, did you really fail? Don’t allow a fear of failure hold you back!
At GetRight! we help each of our clients to set realistic goals when it comes to their weight loss. We start with a short-term goal and then we have an overall goal. GetRight! holds you accountable to your goal as well.(That’s a topic for another day,”Accountability”)
We know how important goal setting is in every other aspect of our lives. From work/school related tasks and assignments to planning our vacation; we set goals with deadlines daily. Weight loss is the same. You MUST have a specific goal with a deadline in place. Otherwise it just stays on the “I’ll start Monday” list.
So, set your goal and GetRight!