Have you ever wanted something so bad and you tried to achieve it but after a couple of days you lost your motivation or maybe after months of trying and not getting what you wanted, you just gave up.
whether it’s losing weight, getting promoted, good grades at school, or anything else, there is a way that you can actually achieve your goals. You need a plan. and for a plan to work, you need to set your goal. I mean, really set it as you want it. Go grab a piece of paper and write your goal down as you read the post. Your goal should have these characteristics:
1-Specific and Measurable
Your goal should be specific. I’m gonna go with the example of losing weight in this case. Don’t just say that you want to lose weight. Write your goal down and describe it in details. use as many details as you can.
“I want to lose weight.”
“I want to lose 5 kilograms and have a body fat percentage of 23.”
2-Attainable and Realistic
You should motivate yourself to accept this challenge and go for it. Challenging yourself is good; but be realistic about it. If you have a lot of free time so you can go to the gym everyday, and you have the option of eating what you want when you want it, you can say that you want to lose 5 kilograms in one month. But most of the times we do not have as much free time as we want or we have to eat whatever our family is having or eat in the cafeterias. DO NOT compare yourself with other people. If they are more successful than you in their goals, it does not certainly mean that they are more motivated or they are trying more. Maybe their life conditions are making it easier for them; maybe they have help. Just be realistic about your goal; otherwise you may lose your motivation. Use your experiences from the past and always remember that everyday will not be perfect.
Set a time for your goal. It should be realistic. But you have to set a time.
So now, instead of “I want to lose weight.”, you can say:
“I want to lose 5 kilograms and reach the body fat percentage of 23 in 2 and a half month.” You have set this goal according to the fact that you can go to the gym 2-3 times a day and you have to eat half of your meals at the cafeteria; and only the other half can be diet food. You have also considered that you have exams coming up so you will probably eat more chocolate than you should because.. you know… stress eating! and also sugar is brain fuel! 😀
The next thing you have to do is to set checkpoints. In one month you should have lost 2 kilograms. So set a checkpoint and see if you are moving according to your schedule.
The new semester will start in 2 months. I will set new goals. Academic goals, health goals, etc.; and I will share them with you guys ^_^ so follow me