Wednesday, January 9, 2008

So it's 2008!!!!

What's your new years resolution?? LMAO

If I hear one more "I'm not playing no games in 08", "We getting money in 08" I am going to scream. Why weren't you doing this in 07, 06, 05, etc....
Get with the Nike campaign and "Just Do It" already!! Every year we ask the same question and funny the answers are always the same; "I'm not drinking anymore", "I'm going to save more", "I'm going to lose weight", "I'm going to church more". These are all good things to do but you have to take some action sooner or later. If these are things you want to do then do them. The start of the new year doesn't make it easier.

You are the same person on 1/9/2008 that you were on 12/31/2007. Now yes there are some things that we can all change lets start by setting some goals. More specific set S.M.A.R.T. Goals. What is that you ask:






Specific - A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. To set a specific goal you must answer the six "W" questions:

*Who: Who is involved?

*What: What do I want to accomplish?,

*Where: Identify a location,

*When: Establish a time frame,

*Which: Identify requirements and constraints,

*Why: Specific reasons for accomplishing the goal

EXAMPLE: A general goal would be, "Get in shape." But a specific goal would say, "Join a health club and workout 3 days a week."

Measurable - Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set. When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required to reach your goal.

To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as......How much? How many? How will I know when it is accomplished?

Attainable - When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach them. You begin seeing previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to the achievement of your goals.

You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps. Goals that may have seemed far away and out of reach eventually move closer and become attainable, not because your goals shrink, but because you grow and expand to match them. When you list your goals you build your self-image. You see yourself as worthy of these goals, and develop the traits and personality that allow you to possess them.

Realistic - To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be. But be sure that every goal represents substantial progress. A high goal is frequently easier to reach than a low one because a low goal exerts low motivational force. Some of the hardest jobs you ever accomplished actually seem easy simply because they were a labor of love.

Your goal is probably realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished. Additional ways to know if your goal is realistic is to determine if you have accomplished anything similar in the past or ask yourself what conditions would have to exist to accomplish this goal.

Timely - A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it there's no sense of urgency. If you want to lose 10 lbs, when do you want to lose it by? "Someday" won't work. But if you anchor it within a timeframe, "by May 1st", then you've set your unconscious mind into motion to begin working on the goal.

T can also stand for Tangible - A goal is tangible when you can experience it with one of the senses, that is, taste, touch, smell, sight or hearing. When your goal is tangible you have a better chance of making it specific and measurable and thus attainable.

Now that you've got that part down write them down and post them on your bedroom and bathroom wall, at your desk at work, and give a copy to a good friend that will push you to reach your goals.

Ready, Set, Go!!!! Don't wait til 2009 or before you know it you be 40 still trying to lose 15lbs lmao

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