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Setting goals?

Monday, February 11, 2013

I know I am a little slow about setting goals. I often am afraid to set goals. While others work away at them, I am always the apprehensive one. If I aim high, I feel like I am setting myself up for failure. If I aim low, it feels like I am taking the lazy way out. I need to find a happy medium lol. Don't get me wrong, I have some goals I have set as far as my weight loss is concerned, however, what I tend to do is keep them private.
I am curious to know, is there a right or a wrong way to set goals? What has worked for you? Should they be public? Any suggestions?
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  • v AVANELL
    My goals aren't so much "goals', but trying to make lifestyle changes. I just realized that I've been walking almost every day for a year now. That didn't start out as a goal, just simply doing what needed to be done for healthier living. I hope by now it's become a lasting change!
    1293 days ago
  • v CBLENS
    set mini goals, something that you can attain in a week rather than long term. Also put a visual somewhere that you will see frequently to remind you.
    1293 days ago
  • v EDITOR
    I honestly have problems with goals because like New Year resolutions they quickly escape my mind and desires.
    1293 days ago
  • v DAJAMOGU1
    Just my experience speaking here, but what worked for me was to set realistic goals: ones I knew I could reach but still stretched me. So instead of saying I'd exercise every day for 30 minutes, I set a more realistic goal of exercising 30 minutes at least 4 days (I had been exercising 0 minutes for 0 days!).

    I did not make mine public until I had reached my first goals. Then i felt confident enough to share with others.

    I think it is a personal preference.
    1293 days ago
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