Add detail to your goal by answering who, what, when, and where?
Example: Next Monday and Wednesday (July 12th and 14th), I will walk on my treadmill at 7:00am.
Quantify your goal by answering how much, how many, how long, and/or how often?
Example: Next week, I will walk on my treadmill two days (Monday, July 12th and Wednesday, July 14th) for 15 minutes from 7:00-7:15am.
Set a goal focused on actions instead of results.
Example: The action in this goal is walking.
Ask yourself: On a scale of 1-10 (1 = not confident, 10 = extremely confident), how confident am I that I can achieve this goal?
If your confidence level is below a 7, you may want to
re-adjust your goal.
Specify a start date and an end date for your goal.
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