Goal Setting and Motivation As I type this in my office at Henley beach in South Australia the Winter month are just around the corner and for a lot of people this can lead to a drop of Motivation.Then again you may live in the Northern Emisphere and are getting excited about be able to exercise in the warmer weather. Either way it’s it beneficial to set goals to help you achieve the outcomes you want and to help with your motivation. There is a principle called the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. principle where each letter is an acronym of the principle. Firstly I think writing down your dreams is a very good thing to do. It gets out what you want to achieve. It is important to look further than just writing it down though. We need steps for how we are to get to our goals. That is where the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. principle comes in. Each acronym is a step in the process to achieving your goals. Let's start with S. S - Specific and measurable What is it that you want to achieve? Say you want to lose weight. You know you want to lose weight but how much? Say you want to run further...define how much further. M - Me focused It is all good and well to say I want to marry X or I want my son to be a professional golfer. However, X might not want to marry you and your son might not want to be a professional golfer. Your goals need to be specific to you and controllable by you. What might be a better goal is to say I will provide my son with the opportunity to play golf or I will ask X out on a date. A - Achievable You might be a B grade tennis player setting yourself a goal to win the U.S Open next year might not be achievable. If you are a young teenage player who has the potential and drive to succeed on the competitive tennis circui... ... middle of paper ... ...l to consider why you want to achieve a particular goal - what are your personal reasons underlying your desire for it? Having powerful reasons for achieving a goal can make a world of difference in your ability to achieve it - especially when the going gets tough. Reward yourself along the way. The more you set a positive feedback loop the more you will want to succeed along the way. A positive feedback loop is having something positive to look forward to once you have achieved a milestone. This sets up that feeling of looking forward to something at the end of a challenge. Some suggestions for reward include doing something for yourself such as having a massage or facial, cooking yourself a meal based on healthy products or enjoying a nice glass of wine. So next time you have a goal to achieve you might benefit from using these steps. Good Luck! 31/05/10
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