Mid-Week Motivation 01/10/2024

Is Your Goal Realistic?

Is your goal realistic? It has to be possible!

What does that mean?

According to the University of Scranton, 92% of New Year’s Resolutions fail, and that means only 8% of people who set a New Year’s Resolution actually see it through to completion. 

February 1st is considered “Quitters Day” because the majority of people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions on that day.

Over the next few weeks, we are going to be discussing 6 ways we can set goals for ourselves that are easier for us to accomplish so that we don’t fall into that 92%.  

For week 3, I want to ask the question, are your goals realistic? 

It is easy to dream big and make big, swing-for-the-fences goals; however, when we set goals that aren’t really realistic, we run the risk of getting overwhelmed and giving up.

We may feel tempted to eat the whole cake instead of cutting off pieces. 

Turn, “I want to run a marathon” into, “I will run 3 miles a week”. 

If you haven’t ran since high school, you’re 37, and get winded walking up stairs, you may want to change your goal from running a marathon to simply running a few miles a week. Use those miles to build up confidence and endurance to tackle a marathon once you’re ready. 

If your goal is to read 52 books in a year; however, you haven’t read a single book in 12 years, you may want to set a more realistic goal.

Plus, we all have different schedules; don’t set a goal of going to the gym every single day if you literally do not have the time to go. 

While you’re setting your goals this year, be sure to make sure they are possible for your current life situation. 

Next week we are going to discuss the importance of setting “fun” goals!  

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