Some people may read the information below and think, yeah yeah, this Kiama Fitness Trainer has said this before – Goals bla bla bla… but today’s Monday Motivator is attached to that subject for very good reason.
In a few days we enter February. Usually by this stage, just one month after people have set their New Year’s Resolution, a staggering 80% have dropped off. Research by the University of Scranton shows that a mere 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution! But…
People who make resolutions are ten times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions. So the stats measure up that firstly you gotta set the resolution. Then define the Goal further. Then make them S.M.A.R.T. Goals need to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Based.
You may have heard this before and it is great information. But…
Wanna know one of the first real steps to achieving them?
Write them down!
Goals are useless if it’s just information floating around your head. I don’t even care if you can remember the spiel in your head about how Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Based your Goal is.
A written goal brings clarity and focus. It gives you a direction. And by rewriting your goals you not only reaffirm what your goals are.You may also find new insights that bring more clarity and focus to your goal and life.
A written goal is a powerful reminder that you can use to keep yourself on the right track when you feel stressed and may consider making hasty decisions.
“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” — Brian Tracy
Which person are you?