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Do's and Don'ts of Goal Setting

Key Pieces to the Puzzle

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  • BBYDAN
    I love how you let us know about 17% of people taking six or more tries to accomplish their goals! Lets me know that just because I fail once or twice, I'm not a failure and that I should keep on trying. Thanks for the inspiration! - 1/31/2010 7:01:53 PM
  • Good article with practical suggestions. Thanks! - 1/31/2010 11:23:57 AM
  • Good article. What stuck with me most was being specific in your goals...I think that is key! - 1/20/2010 9:45:15 PM
  • Great and succinct. Best to everyone! - 8/23/2009 6:02:53 PM
  • NEWMIE2
    I do agree with the "buddy issue" but I think you have to pick the buddy very wisely. Even with the best of intentions, friends and family members often sabotage efforts made to lose weight. Other than conversing with others on the Sparkpeople site, I've kept quiet about this new nutrition lifestyle change I've made. - 8/23/2009 4:38:36 PM
  • This is a good kick in the pants for the end of summer when my motivation is flagging. - 8/23/2009 7:26:31 AM
  • I not only needed this article, but learned serveral very good points about goal setting.
    I particularly liked the idea of support buddies. Not everyone that is a SP Buddy on my SP page is actually a support buddy. Perhaps we should have another button on my SP page that reads, "Will be a Goal Support Buddy" or "Goal Support Buddy"....we could help each other with specific goals, etc. Great article, keep them coming. I love the specific helps and suggestions. - 8/5/2009 11:12:35 AM
  • He is right about everything and I am living proof that it works. I bought one of those two year calendars in the drugstore. Every Saturday morning I weighed myself. By seeing the pounds come off, it was such a motivator (my only regret is that i did not measure myself with a tape measure before i started losing weight so I can only guess how many inches lost). Also I agree with him about doing one step at at time. I started dieting first to get use to it then I started excercing. And since my whole office was trying to lose weight at the time, that was my buddy system. - 8/5/2009 9:40:48 AM
  • FATBLUERAINBOW
    What a positive, helpful article! This one really gave me some good thoughts for the day. - 8/4/2009 3:47:18 PM
  • This article is right on time for me getting back on track. I need constant reminders of strategies that help me and others set and reach goals. - 8/4/2009 12:58:37 PM
  • This is such a good article - I shall now concentrate on a small goal which is actually a really big one for me! Thank you Mike - I always enjoy your articles and find them very helpful. - 8/4/2009 5:54:24 AM
  • writing it down always encourage's me . and i can trak m y success . i can see my way to my goals step at a time. - 8/1/2009 1:06:27 PM
  • I really like the goal to not hit the snooze button! I think I'm going to incorporate that into my list! :o) - 5/22/2009 11:01:34 AM
  • HAUSNOTACLU
    I never knew how important Goals were until this time around. It helps me focus on what I need to do and keeps me accountable to myself. Great article! - 3/30/2009 3:59:35 PM
  • i write down all work i do at the gym

    it keeps me accountable

    b/c i know i never want to write less then the last visit

    it keeps me going - 3/10/2009 12:07:45 PM

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