Goal setting is extremely crucial in having long term success in anything in life. All Strong Fitness was able to work with Special Olympics Michigan athletes in a recent webinar, to help them learn about different aspects of goal setting and how they can apply it to their life. One of the topics that was talked about was making your goal specific for yourself.
If you want to see the clip of our webinar, feel free to check it out below.
Often, goals are very arbitrary and do not give much direction on what exactly needs to be accomplished. Doing this sets individuals up for failure, because having a goal that isn’t specific, gives you nothing to focus on. In the webinar, we mentioned numerous examples of bad goal examples that simply aren’t specific. A few bad examples of goals that aren’t specific are:
- I want to look better.
- I will reduce my stress.
- I am going to eat more fruit.
These are all poor examples of making a goal specific, because they don’t give you any direction on what you might do to actually look better, exercise more, or add more fruit. Instead, some better examples of how to make these goals more specific are other examples are:
- I will meditate instead of smoking cigarettes to help relieve my stress.
- I will lose 10 pounds to look better for myself.
- I will eat 3 servings of apples or bananas to get more fruits in.
Making your goals specific are important for your long term success in health and wellness. We hope you look at goal setting a little different now!
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