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Goal Setting


S – specific
M – measurable
A – accountable
R – realistic
T – time bound

SMART goals…

This acronym is supposed to help you come up with and set quality goals. It’s useful, if you like attaining goals.

Here is one of my goals – I want to lose 10 pounds by the end of the year. I am going to do that by 1) not drink soda for all of 2016 and 2) go to the gym three times a week

It is very specific. Its measurable. I told my wife – I am now accountable. It is time bound. BUT was it realistic?

I did not account for the lack of time I would have with a new baby and a wife that works.

More importantly, I didn’t account for how much I like Coca Cola and lime. I love it. I craved it so much more knowing that I wasn’t supposed to drink it. Which is probably why it tasted even better when I drank it just 20 days into the new year. It was special. It was as if I had drank it for the first time. All of that “goal setting” and “being discipled” was forgotten as quickly as I drank my first glass… and completely erased from my mind with the second.

I should also admit that I have yet to go to the gym three times a week. I am having a tough time determining if I have gone this year.

I can still read my three books by the end of the year. Start my family’s food storage. There is still time, guys. Don’t give up.

1 thought on “Goal Setting”

  1. There's a lot of things you should give up before you give up Coca-Cola. Never give up something that brings you happiness.

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