Go for Your Goals
Start goal setting today
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
– Tony Robbins
You are ready to make a change, good for you! Step one: set some goals. Committing to specific goals can be daunting for many reasons, including the fear of failure. It is normal to feel this way, but don’t doubt your capability. We are here to help you succeed.
What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to improve your overall health? Do you want to look and feel better? Do you want to feel more at peace and sleep better?
Think about reasonable, specific, personal goals you would like to achieve. Visualize them and write them down. Research shows that writing down goals increases the likelihood of achieving them. Under your goal, write out a checklist of small steps you can take towards accomplishing it.
For example, My goal is to lose 3 pounds this week, in order to achieve this, I will:
- Attend an exercise class three times this week
- Walk 30 minutes a day
- Ask a friend to walk or go to the gym with me
- Not eat after 7 pm
- Only drink 1 soda a day
- Ride bikes with my daughter twice a week
- Stretch or exercise every time I watch TV
- Read the ZOË inspirational packet
Tape your goal list on your kitchen wall, bathroom mirror, or a place where you see it several times a day. Leave room on the paper to add additional small steps as you accomplish more and more. These specific goals are important because they enable you to see that actual steps are being taken toward your goals. Even if you don’t accomplish all of these small steps, don’t feel discouraged, just check off the ones you did complete and feel good about the steps you did take so far.
Tell others about your goals. When you share your goals, you are more likely to be strengthened in your commitment. It also allows others the opportunity to show support or encouragement. Tell a friend, mentor, family member…they might be working on similar goals and you can encourage one another!