There’s a big difference between having a hope, a dream, or a goal to lose weight........
“I hope one day I can reach my weight loss goal.”
As nice as this notion is; it doesn’t sound like this person is going to lose weight anytime soon, right? Clearly this person thinks it would be “nice” to lose weight, but they are relying on the fact that something will happen in the future to make that happen. What is that something? No one knows. So, what are the chances this person will actually reach their weight loss goal? I think it’s safe to say, slim to none.
“I look forward to the day when my dream comes true and I finally reach my weight loss goal.”
This statement holds a little more weight (no pun intended) because at least she is contemplating weight loss and visualizing herself actually achieving it, but it’s still not enough to facilitate change. When we dream of being thinner, we are still stuck in our heads. We aren’t actually doing anything to turn that dream into reality. Unless we take action our dreams will never be anything more than a nice picture in our minds.
“My goal is to lose weight this summer.”
Can you feel the power in this statement? This person sounds WAY MORE committed to making it happen because when we state something as our goal, we are telling ourselves and the universe that this is something we are going after. We’ve decided we want it and we’re ready to do whatever it takes, to make it happen. This person has the best chance of reaching their weight loss goal, don’t you think?
So, what have you been telling yourself? Are you hoping and dreaming you’ll lose weight or have you made it your GOAL to lose weight?
If you’re ready to make weight loss your goal, then this blog post is for you. I'm going to teach you the step-by-step system I use with my clients, to help them create goals that not only motivate them, but also ensures their success.
Clearly, having a goal to lose weight is much more powerful than “hoping” or“dreaming” about it, but it’s still not enough to get you to the finish line.
If you want to set yourself up for success, you need to create a SMART goal.
What's a SMART goal, you ask?
It’s a goal that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timed.
And how do you make a SMART goal? Well, grab a pen paper and let’s make yours right now!
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