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How to Set and Reach SMART Goals

A Printable Goal-Setting Worksheet

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  • I printed this out and it looks like a really good tool to reteach me some new habits. I know in the past I have had the fear of being alone. At least with the overeating, I could comfort myself that I wasn't really such a loser. If I was too fat, it was a good excuse to cover up my failures. Mostly, people just overlooked me and I was content with that.
    Why now to start again? Because I am done with my own personal fears. Food is not as good as a new friend and it will never take that place. So I redid my goals and made them specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely to me. Thanks for this article. It really got me motivated.
  • I've printed this out and it will be taped to a wall for all to see. Excellent!!!!!! So many uses. Thank you for such useful, informative, amazing articles. And its all available to anyone with access to a computer!!!!
  • Excellent article. It was a much needed read for me. To commit to small attainable goals is something I need to do. It was do or die for me in the past. Then quit and have a lot of self recrimination. Facing the truth and what works and what doesn't sometimes it is very hard.
    I have finally reached a place in time of my life to get it done.
  • I don't have any smart goals. I do have a generic goal of wanting to lose weight by my 40th Birthday. I believe I am afraid of committing to smart goals. Afraid of being ACCOUNTABLE and afraid of FAILURE. For all of these years on and off again at Sparkpeople, I have never totally committed and or stuck with any changes. Something has to give!
  • JESLHAR14
    This was a great article that really got me thinking. I don't have any measurable goals.
  • KIELYTHEGREAT
    I love this! I am a teacher and set SMART goals with my students twice a year. I never thought to apply the strategy to my fitness and weight loss goals. Thank you!
  • Thank you for this and for making it printable.
  • CASS20132
    Thanks for all the help. I need motivation every day to remind me why I am doing this and that lifestyle changes take time but are so worth it.
  • Great article, very specific advice and clearly written. Thanks.
  • We are using the SMART Goal Setting strategy in our 101 Days From Now Lifestyle Challenge! Such great content here at SP.
    http://teams.sparkpeople.com/101dfn
  • this article is a nice motivator and very clear; the inclusion of the goal worksheet in a downloadable form is truly a big plus for those of us who need a tiny bit of help (not to procrastinate in setting the goal!) Thank you.
  • NEWFREEDOM4ME
    This is great to help me create a new me!
  • This is perfect! I've been trying to get better at making goals (and keeping on track) and can't wait to pin this on the wall.

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