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The Importance of Goals

See The Reaching

GOAL. Wikipedia defines it as "a desired result an animal or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve." Although that is a completely accurate and great definition of the word, I have 2 important details to add.

To do so, I want to share 2 very personal experiences with you that will hopefully help you in the attainment of your own goals (just as these experiences helped me).

A little over a year ago, while cleaning out and organizing our home office, I happened to come across a notebook I had used back in 2009. It was a "goals journal and gratitude list" that I was keeping at the time and what I read brought me to tears.

What I had done at the time is something I suggest everyone do before they begin their weight loss and health journey and/or embark on any journey towards the attainment of their goals...I scripted what I wanted my life to be like and how I would feel once my goals were complete.

Without telling you everything I wrote, some of the details that brought tears to my eyes were...

I'm so happy that we're living in our home in South Carolina. It's so great to be close to family.

We were living in New Jersey at the time.

I'm so happy and grateful that my husband has more time to spend with me and our beautiful boys.

He was working 12 hour days at the time and now works from home.

I could go on and on, but the VERY important point I want to make here is...

I not only wrote down my goals and made them real; I scripted and envisioned what life would be like once I completed those goals.

The lesson here is...

Write Down Goals

Take some time NOW to write down your goals in great detail. If you have just decided to lose weight and take care of your health, don't just write down "I want to lose weight." Write down exactly how much weight and script out what life will be like when you reach that wonderful goal.

Here are a couple examples to help you get started...

  • I am so happy and grateful now that I've lost 20 pounds. I feel great that I was able to accomplish this by my birthday and I love how I feel in my new birthday outfit!
  • Being able to keep up with my children and running around outside with them is the best feeling. I look forward to a long life of health and showing others that living a healthy life is fun and enjoyable!

Everyone's lives and situations are different, so YOUR goals may not look like these. No matter what your personal goals are, I encourage you to take the time to script them out. Write down not only what your life will look like, but what it will FEEL like once those goals have been accomplished.

I'd love to hear YOUR goals! Share them with us all in the comments section below.

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       3 posts
  1. Meal planning   
       2 posts
  1. Balance   
       1 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Parenting   
       1 posts
  1. Clean eating   
       1 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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