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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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