A target must be set in order to stay motivated; otherwise, the journey is meaningless.
Here are some tips to help you reach your goals more easily:
Write down your goals. No one has ever accomplished anything great by just keeping it in their head.
The goals must be your own. In other words, if your spouse or another family member is dictating your goals, you won’t stay motivated for long. Motivation must come from within you.
Write your goals in the present tense, as though they have already been accomplished. For example, instead of writing and saying, “I want to go to the gym three times a week,” say, “I go to the gym three times a week.”
Make sure to have a verb in your statement. For example, do not simply write “stomach” to indicate that you want to flatten and strengthen your stomach. Instead, write, “I have a flat stomach.”
Use “I” when stating your objectives.
If possible, try to associate a feeling with achieving your goal. For example: “I am very proud that I work out three times a week.”
Determine how much time you are giving yourself to reach your goal. Be realistic. If you can, divide your goal into steps and set dates for achieving each step.
Keep your goals in sight to remind you of your commitment.