Sunday, December 19, 2010

9 Tips to Finish 2010 Strong

Finish Strong!
The end of 2010 is coming, where are you at on your goals? Are you on pace to end the year strong?
Here are a few pointers that can give you your second wind!
  • Sit down and write out 10 goals you want to accomplish for the next 2 weeks (by December 31st)
  • Remember goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic & Challenging, and Time-Specific, and Positively-stated
  • An example might look like this: 
    • I will do a cardio workout 3 times per week for 1 hour each time, through 12/31/10 
    • I’ve decided to “Positively Stated” because most people tend to have a goal or two worded negatively… for example, “I won’t eat chocolate cake”.  Instead of this negative statement, it would be better to say, “I will eat healthy desserts”.
  • Post them on your wall or refrigerator
  • Tell someone else about your goals & ask them to keep you accountable
  • This person should be someone who is allowed to push you!
  • Check back in with them frequently
  • Enjoy your success! Celebrate it somehow. Rewards of meeting goals are just as important as setting them in the first place. But plan ahead how you will reward yourself.
  • If you were unable to attain your goal, it’s alright! You’re still a great person! Reflect back on why you were unable to meet it.  There’s a ton of information to learn here… Did you set an unrealistic goal? Was there something specific that got in your way? … More on this in a later blog post.

Good Luck! And let us know if you need a little help with writing your goals.

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