New Year, New Goals
Well, 2015 is here and we all know what that means
New resolutions!! Whether you want to de-clutter your house, start and maintain an exercise routine, eat healthier foods, floss your teeth or keep your inbox up to date, here are some tips and techniques to help you achieve all of your goals for the upcoming year.
Setting goals is not just writing down what you want
To turn a wish list into true goals you need to follow certain guidelines. Goal setting is a formal process that takes some time to complete, but it will get you pointing in the right direction.
It is a course of action that starts by understanding what your major definite purpose is. Where is it you want to go in life? Then working from there you identify values and clearly define your goals.
For each goal
You need to define the steps and plan those activities. It is necessary to evaluate your goals to make sure they are SMART goals. Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time based.
Goals that are not all of these things lack qualities that help you focus. Lets look....
SPECIFIC - If it is not specific you can't really see the target, so you can't aim at it.
MEASURABLE - If it is not measurable you won't know when you get there.
ATTAINABLE - If the goal is too far out of reach, it can actually be quite destructive. For example, If you earn $40,000/year and set a goal of $1,000,000 a year this may be quite de-motivating, but setting $60,000 would be attainable.
REALISTIC - If it is not realistic it can be discouraging. You need to believe it is possible.
TIME BASED - If it is not time based you will not be driven to finish it. Without a time limit there will be no urgency to act. These characteristics are all important. They are what really qualify a goal as a goal. So set your goals now. Remember the feeling of success when you achieve your goals will motivate you further.
With formal goal setting you will see possibilities you never even dreamed of and will know which path is best for you! You will be able to focus on what will truly benefit your life. Visit Advanced Chiropractic today.