How to Set Goals for 2014

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Goals are nature’s gifts that create ‘in the moment’ joy and satisfaction.”

Exercise:

For each category below, write a few sentences about your long-term goals and how you will achieve them.

  • Work/Career/Professional
  • Educational
  • Financial
  • Spiritual
  • Emotional

Create specific short-term goals for each category –

Include:  1-year, 6-month, 1-month, 1-week, and 1-day goals

Setting smaller, more attainable short-term goals will help you reach the larger, more challenging long-term goals.  In addition, you will feel less overwhelmed!

One last tip:  If you are feeling “stuck” in your life, try making process goals instead of outcome goals.  Focus on establishing a new routine, such as yoga 3 days/week or cycling to work 2 days/week,  and see where it takes you… You just might be pleasantly surprised and rewarded at the end result!

I set challenging, attainable goals, and focus on the process involved in achieving them.

A goal is the toll for creating what I deserve now.

Reference:

Al Huang, C. & Lynch, J (1992).  Thinking Body Dancing Mind: Tao Sports for Extraordinary Performance in Athletics, Business, and Life. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

Jeff G.  “How to Set Goals When You’re Feeling Stuck.”  doi: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131228153342-19987-how-to-set-goals-when-you-re-feeling-stuck?trk=eml-ced-b-art-Ch-4&ut=3jbq93JzD0dS41.  Accessed on January 4, 2014.

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About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering the 55 and better "chronologically-enriched" population about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, corporate wellness program facilitation and senior fitness program support.
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