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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. - 3/22/2016 12:01:10 PM
  • 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!!!! - 3/19/2016 11:35:54 AM
  • 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.
    - 9/19/2015 4:15:27 PM
  • 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! - 6/22/2015 8:54:47 AM
    This was a great article that really got me thinking. I don't have any measurable goals. - 5/9/2014 12:51:57 PM
    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! - 2/20/2014 3:44:00 PM
  • Thank you for this and for making it printable. - 2/20/2014 10:43:05 AM
  • 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. - 2/13/2014 10:19:19 AM
  • Great article, very specific advice and clearly written. Thanks. - 11/2/2013 2:56:58 PM
  • We are using the SMART Goal Setting strategy in our 101 Days From Now Lifestyle Challenge! Such great content here at SP. - 9/3/2013 10:23:19 PM
  • 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. - 1/14/2013 10:54:31 PM
    This is great to help me create a new me! - 1/14/2013 8:48:52 PM
  • 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. - 1/14/2013 6:11:50 PM
  • This is great, just what I have been needing. I'm going to work on the worksheet tonight after work.

    Thank you - 1/14/2013 4:06:59 PM
  • great article!!! - 1/14/2013 2:44:13 PM

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