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Friday, January 8, 2010

The SMART Way To Set Goals

Happy New Year, welcome to the year of 2010.... Talking about new year what is your resolution or gold this year. If our gold is achievable? are we set our gold in smart way?

Recently i have a Reader's Digest and i found one topic that interest me. Let me share with you all;

The SMART Way To Set Goals

S is for spesific; For example, instead of setting goal of "i want to lose weight", set yourself a specific goal like "i want to lose five kilograms". If you want to climb Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia, start your research, set a date and train for peak climbing fitness.

M is for measureable: Don't aim to "become healthy" or "less stressed"; instead, define a goal taht can be measured while contributing to an improved eating, exercise or lifestyle plan. For example. aim to go to the gym for an hour three times a week, to visit your grandma once a week for an evening meal, or to nible on no more than 200grams of chocolate a week.

A is for achievabble: If you've never exercised in your life, don't aim tocompete in the 2012 Olympics. Rather,buy yourself a pedometer and get walking, with the specific goal of somany steps a day. No need to aim for the star - baby steps are good too!

R is for relevent: Many of us choose goalsthat seem right, but are in fact wrong. A few weeks down the track, the goals fail to inspire.Try to avoid makingthe same mistake - rather, choose goals that really "speak" to you.

T is for time -conscious: Finally,be very clear in your mind about how much time you are giving yourself to achieve the goal.That way, you know when you've succeeded, failed or wether you need to work harder to make the deadline.
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