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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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    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!
    1926 days ago
    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.
    1927 days ago
    I honestly have problems with goals because like New Year resolutions they quickly escape my mind and desires.
    1927 days ago
    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.
    1927 days ago
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