By Dr. Alanna Kuhn, ND
For many people, setting New Year’s resolutions is completely unappealing. It usually involves overly ambitious, unrealistic goals and expectations, which in turn set us up for failure as the road to achievement quickly becomes unmanageable. On the other hand, goal setting can be a very beneficial tool. It can keep us motivated, organize our time, and boost our self-esteem. So, what’s a person to do? This week, I challenge you to sit down and write down one goal in a few chosen aspects of your life: work, self-improvement, social, etc, keeping in mind some important keys to success. The goal must be specific, realistic, practical, and focused on a new thought pattern or behaviour. Be honest with yourself. Choose a goal in areas of your life where you are truly willing and ready to change and expect a few bumps on the road. To think and act differently requires a ‘re-wiring’ of your brain, which can only be done when we are ready to take the steps required to change. Enjoy the path to achievement! Celebrate small successes and have fun with your goals. In the end, if the overall journey was not positive or enjoyable then it was likely not in line with your beliefs to begin with.
Originally published on: http://www.kingstonist.com/2014/01/22/how-to-set-a-goal-25424/