Setting and Achieving Goals

“When you set a goal, make sure your goal is SMART, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound. Here’s an example:
Specific: Instead of saying, “My ultimate goal is to lose weight,” say “My goal is to lose 30 pounds/kilos.”
Measurable: Set milestones to measure your progress. For example, “My goal is to lose two pounds each week.”
Attainable: Your goal should be realistic to you. It should be a stretch to achieve it, but you should still feel confident in your ability to achieve it.
Relevant: This is your “why” of weight loss. Why do you want to lose weight? What motivates you? For example, your answer could be: “Achieving this goal will allow me to feel more confident as a person.”
Time-bound: Set a specific date you want to achieve your goal by, e.g., “I want to lose 30 pounds/kilos by April 2018.”