Goal Setting But, Realistic

Published on 10 January 2022 at 09:00

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We have talked about setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals before, and that’s part of our Coaching Programs. 


We’re going against the grain here. 


At LifeIQ Coaching, we LOVE the concept of S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting. However, everybody is different. 


Part of this model is setting goals that are Realistic. This might set people up to underestimate themselves and not set a goal that they could achieve, but just don’t believe they can. 


When people achieve great and powerful things, we look at them as the “exception”. We might say things like “they lost 75 pounds in 6 months! That’s incredible!” While some of us might say that’s just not possible. Because it isn’t realistic FOR YOU due to your own negative constraints on what you can achieve. 


So, for this post only, let’s get rid of the concept of SMART goal setting. 


What do you do instead?


First, set a goal that inspires and motivates you. What are the top 3 things you want to do? Break these down, pick the one that seems the most important to you. Why are each of these goals important to you?


Secondly, think of the steps you need to achieve those goals. Envision you going through the motions of accomplishing what you want. Write them down and create a list with the highest priority actions at the top. 


Next, create a list every single day that includes at least 3 actions you need to take that keep you on the path to achieving that goal. Physically write this down where you’ll see it or put it in your daily planner. Celebrate every time you do one of these important action steps. 


Finally, continue to work on that plan. When you fail, rework and try again. Don’t forget to celebrate yourself, track your goal, and plan a huge self-celebration when you achieve it!


All of our blog posts are designed to give you a sneak peek at what it is we do at LifeIQ Coaching. Our mission is to help improve the everyday lives of everyday people by giving you the tools, knowledge, and encouragement to live your passions.


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