Planning is one of the most important steps to achieving any goal, yet most people skip it.
Look at your BEST goal and plan how you will achieve it. Here are a few things to think about:
If you haven’t tried making this change before, look at other areas of your life where you are successful. How can you implement some of the strategies that led to success in these areas (such as work)?
Resist the urge to skip this crucial step and spend at least 10 minutes planning out how you will achieve your goal.
One of the most common excuses for not achieving goals is not having time. Start thinking about how you will make time to achieve your goal.
Expect obstacles and plan for them. Make a list of the obstacles you might face this week that could get in the way of achieving your BEST goal within your one-week time frame. Then brainstorm potential solutions to overcome each potential obstacle.
Anticipate obstacles before you encounter them. Have a plan to respond instead of being thrown off track. Common weight loss challenges and solutions
Obstacles can be internal or external:
External obstacles occur around you. For example:
Internal obstacles come from inside you. For example:
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