How to Set Short-Term Goals You’ll Actually Accomplish
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- Specific: The more vague your goal, the less likely you’ll be to achieve it. You want to improve your health? Don’t stop there. Pick that apart and decide what exactly you mean.
- Measurable: If you don’t have a way to measure your progress, how will you know when you’ve hit your goal? Instead of losing weight, vow to lose 10 pounds. Instead of getting more fit, say you’ll run a mile without stopping.
- Attainable: Remember, this is a short-term goal, so don’t get too crazy with what you want to achieve right away. Dropping 50 pounds might be in your future, but first you have to lose five.
- Relevant: You’re going to be more motivated when a goal is something you care about achieving, so make sure that whatever you’re striving for is important to you right now.
- Time-bound: Give yourself a due date so that it’s easier to stay on track.