As a Coach, I feel strongly that the best way to be successful in reaching our dreams and visions for a healthier, energetic and satisfied life is to make S.M.A.R.T. Goals.

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During my Wellcoaches Wellness/Fitness Coach Training, one of the most important aspect of working with a new client was explaining the concept of setting S.M.A.R.T. goals.

Many times, I would find my clients over-committing, over-estimating and over-confident about what they could achieve in a week’s time. I loved the enthusiasm and readiness to “get going.” However, I knew that creating an experience of success every week was much more important than setting huge, life-changing goals.

Even when going to the gym once for 15 minutes and eating 2 healthy breakfasts a week seems “not enough’ or “wimpy,” I know this is  key to creating a habit of long-term success by setting smaller l00% achievable goals . .

What does S.M.A.R.T. stand for?

Powerful behavioral goals have five key characteristics:

S-Specific, simply written and clearly define what you are going to do.
M-Measurable, you should be able to track your goal.
A-Action-oriented, specific actions must you take to achieve your goal
R-Realistic, so that success in the short term generates energy for the longer term.
T-Time-specific, so that there is a time line for finishing the goal.

Happy S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting to you!

 

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