How to Set Goals for 2014

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


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.


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:  Accessed on January 4, 2014.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") 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, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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