Well, it’s already February and most people’s New Year’s Resolutions have already gone by the wayside. Most people don’t seem to see the point in setting New Year’s Resolutions especially when they never seem to live up to them, but I’m here to tell you why setting goals is such an important thing to do.
Goals are different from resolutions. They are more specific. Losing weight is a vague resolution. Losing eight pounds in a month and working out three to four times a week is a tangible goal. It’s a lot easier to measure your success if you are willing to set goals for yourself. There are so many things that you can accomplish if you remember to set goals for yourself. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Get as specific as possible
You want to avoid being vague. Give yourself specific, tangible goals that are easy to measure. It’s easy to look back and see if you went to the gym three times last week. It’s harder to say whether or not you were “healthy”. Want to write a book? Set yourself a goal to write 5 pages a day. Want to read more? Set yourself a goal to read two books a month.
You want to get specific, and you want to be realistic, but you also want to challenge yourself. Your goals should be goals that force you to stretch. We never grow if we don’t push ourselves out of our comfort zones.
It’s okay if you aren’t perfect
Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t accomplish your goals. Just get up tomorrow and try again. You can do it!