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  • Thank you Mike for making goal setting a "human endeavor". I sometimes think when we set goals we treat ourselves like a machine - which, obviously we are NOT. Sure if you were a machine you could set the dial to "eat only things that are good for you" , turn the dial to "on" then start immediately on your way to a healthier life style. But that is not realistic. Like your article mentioned it is better to change one or two smaller goals at a time. Get those under your belt (make them a habit) then you can add another smaller goal. Reward yourself for every step towards your larger goal - you'll get there. Be kind to yourselves - we are not machines. - 11/27/2011 6:55:04 PM
  • I missed two days of working out but this article made me realize that its natural to make mistakes and I need to reward myself more often for all of the positive steps I've made into changing my life style instead of beating up myself. Thanks for this article. - 8/25/2011 2:52:50 AM
  • Thank you Mike! All of your articles on Goal Setting have goten me where I am today! Of course I had to be led to them and my hand held during the entire process but without you I wouldn't have lost 175 lbs. Again, Thank you!!! - 8/23/2011 2:27:10 PM
  • Great reminders - 6/30/2011 2:07:41 AM
  • Great article --- off track recently and resuming today.
    Excellent timing and thank you for quality and practical information! - 3/27/2011 8:38:14 AM
  • Exactly what I needed when I needed it! - 2/1/2011 11:41:12 AM
  • GREAT ARTICLE! I intend to take it to heart! Thanks Mike! - 1/31/2011 1:30:48 PM
  • This was exactly the information that I need right now. - 1/29/2011 11:53:04 AM
  • Really helpful - broken down into simple steps
    - 1/29/2011 8:51:00 AM
  • The article was VERY enlighting and I am really committed this time to a better way of living and a much healthier way of eating. If I remember that I didn't get like this over night and TRY to stay the course, I CAN DO IT!!! - 1/4/2011 6:17:26 PM
  • NEGRA70
    Very good article very much to the point and I like that. - 10/5/2010 7:07:27 PM
  • Great article. I just had a friend tell me to write down short and long term goals and told her I didn't need to. But the artilce stated the same points she did. Its key to write things did you are always able to come back to it and its helpful if its dated so you know how far you have come and how much more you have to go. Thanks - 10/5/2010 3:58:59 PM
  • Great artice! And I am not just saying it because I thought it said what I wanted to hear ;). It makes sense to give yourself sharp defined ACHIEVABLE goals- and to allow for inevitable failures ( we are all only human ). and its good you mmentioned to focus on the wins rather than the losses. - 9/18/2010 10:11:53 PM
  • What a good article for me to read today. I currently have 7 goals I am working on. Yes I said 7. Only one of them is going very'd think that would be a sign huh? lol Maybe I set so many b/c I'm turning 30 in 63 days....not that I am counting! lol - 9/18/2010 4:32:54 PM
  • TILLY601
    This article is very timely for me. i have been spending this morning reviewing 4 goals that I set during the summer. I've been review what went right, what went wrong, and what I want to continue doing to reach the goal. One goal is going along well, one is pretty good, and two feel like distasters. Your article reminded me not to give up but keep on making adjustments until I get moving in the direction I want to go. - 9/18/2010 12:47:17 PM

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