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Place A Question Mark Behind Your 'Other Goal'


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It helps me to write down my 'other goals' as a question not a command.

I tend to be perfectionistic and give up if I can't meet a goal perfectly.
So I ask 'Did I do any yoga this week?' instead of saying 'Do yoga 5 times a week'. And I ask 'Did I listen to my body's need for rest today?' instead of saying 'Have a nap every day'.
- Submitted by CHRISTINASP 2/24/2013 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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SYLPHINPROGRESS 3/1/2013 8:22:00 AM

    Oops, I didn't see the continuation of your "secret" until after I responded. I'll amend my comment.
You consider your questions as goals. I'd call them a checklist. Tomato, tomahto, but you method could be more productive than a list of declared goals.
SYLPHINPROGRESS 3/1/2013 8:16:00 AM

    Rather than seeing goals written as declarative sentences as commands, I see them as desires or decisions. Commands come from others; a goal has to be my own.

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