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6 Characteristics of Effective Goal-Setting

Plot Your Strategy for Weight-Loss Success

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  • Excellent article. So many people mistake objectives for goals. The objective is in the vision statement. The goal is how to get there and this article says it extremely well. - 9/7/2014 12:43:12 PM
  • Cramperella, you make a good point, but I would say your goals are still challenging to you. You may consider them modest, but by what or whose standard? Challenging does not mean impossible. Different people have different challenges, so do not disagree. Rather, look at it differently, which it sounds like you have. - 9/7/2014 12:42:00 PM
  • While I agree with most of the tips, I beg to disagree with the first one. I think it depends on where you are on your journey and what baggage you carry. For myself, suffering from an eating disorder and with years of yo-yo dieting failures behind me, having a challenging goal is a recipe for another failure. This time my goals are so modest that many would consider them insignificant, but they have resulted in more success than I have experienced in years. - 9/7/2014 11:56:00 AM
  • good reminders - 7/10/2014 6:13:13 AM
  • RYELEWIS
    Good advice. - 7/4/2014 10:56:58 AM
  • I always find these kinds of ideas easy to remember and apply if I create an acronym. Here's what I came up with CAST F P. Cast for postivie! - 4/4/2014 11:38:09 AM
  • This is a thought proving article, and helpful in my goal assessment. - 12/7/2013 6:56:10 PM
  • Great article. I love reading every article. Keep them coming. - 9/10/2013 7:24:33 PM
  • Well-written article. Last night I started a motivational journal in addition to my daily journal for prayer and life events. I'm keeping track of all my Spark Goals and challenges. I'm adding positive quotes, things I'm grateful for, and things I want to do for others. I planned rewards for several goals, and my next step is to create a rewards calendar to see when I can get the prizes for my efforts. Some things include exercise equipment (like resistance bands, ball, etc.). Or a lovely set of stylish salad plates to hold my healthy meals. Things that will enhance my lifestyle change and help along the journey. Thanks for keeping us motivated with this informative article. - 12/12/2012 7:47:59 AM
  • Excellent article with applicable strategies for my weight loss journey. - 10/27/2011 4:12:44 PM
  • Very helpful to go through the steps. I am journaling as I go. Anyone have example vision statements? - 10/23/2011 10:52:20 PM
  • This whole series is full of important ideas that go beyond counting points and steps. Thank you Dean, you are my hero.
    I want to stop relying on eating to manage my feelings. It keeps me fat and adds to my unhappiness. Have lost 16+ so far.
    Best wishes to all! - 6/13/2011 6:24:53 PM
  • I saved this to help me get set up better on my journey. Thanks for all the articles, they really do help! - 3/3/2011 2:47:12 AM
  • I printed this one out, but I needs some examples of NOT being vague to myself... - 9/23/2010 3:17:02 PM
  • This was a great article, and very good advice. I really needed to read this one, to help me with my own personal goals, and how to go about working on the things that I need too. Thanks for all of your great articles. - 8/17/2010 2:03:24 PM

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