Noah and Amanda know how to create SMART goals.
Yesterday on Live with Laini and Leslie on IGTV we discussed the importance of creating goals that are appropriate to our values. When were clear about our values then we're more motivated to keep pushing the needle toward our goal. Once we've identified our goal, we can increase the chance we'll achieve it by framing it within the SMART framework.
The SMART framework is a roadmap to help us stay on course. All of our goals can be SMART goals.
S = Specific
M = Measurable
A = Action oriented
R = Relevant
T = Time bound or timely
Let's take the most common goal Laini and I hear from nearly all our clients, "I want to lose weight." Let's break this down according to our values. WHY do you want to lose weight? Is there a specific event that for which you want to lose weight? Let's use a high school reunion as our example
Once we've identified our WHY we can now create our HOW.
Goal: I want to lose weight.
Specific: I want to lose weight for my high school reunion.
Measurable: I want to lose 10 pounds for my high school reunion.
Action oriented: I'm going to consume 3000 fewer calories every week spreading out the calorie deficit over 21 meals.
Relevant: I'm going to lose 3 pounds in one month.
Time bound: I'm going to lose 3 pounds each month for the three months prior to my high school reunion.
With a SMART goal our focus switches from weight loss to eating 3000 fewer calories each week. It's way easier to stay focused on the calorie deficit because it's measurable. If we didn't meet our measurement for one meal or one day we can start anew at the next meal or day. We have something that is concrete and controllable. Without the SMART goal we just have some wish floating in the ether.
Tell me in the comments how you can reframe your current goal into a SMART goal.
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