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Do's and Don'ts of Goal Setting

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    Thank you Mike for a good article. It seemed just to be for me because I needed to hear that so much. It seems I've been having trouble forever, one week after another and I know it's just because I'm not serious enough about my goals or that my goals aren't clear enough and specific enough. So I will make them more clear and specific tonight! Thanks for giving me this idea of help!
    Thanks for a very timely message. Most of the time i'm telling others that very same thing. Set small achievable goals, but because I am a goal setter I sometimes forget it's only human to fall off from time 2 time. I don't think of my slips ups as failures because I learn from them, and as you so graciously put it (Things Happen) thanks :-))
  • GREAT article - I've been beating myself up all day for a series of major slips this weekend - 2 parties and dinner out - willpower out of the window! Really feeling bad about letting myself down - AGAIN! However, this has been really helpful in making me resolve to get back some focus instead of sliding further. Off to make some new notes on my planning process. Thank you so much, Mike.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • Great article --- off track recently and resuming today.
    Excellent timing and thank you for quality and practical information!
  • Exactly what I needed when I needed it!
  • GREAT ARTICLE! I intend to take it to heart! Thanks Mike!
  • This was exactly the information that I need right now.
  • Really helpful - broken down into simple steps
  • 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!!!
  • NEGRA70
    Very good article very much to the point and I like that.
  • 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

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