THD Wednesday Challenge: Break Up a Long Term GoalPosted: September 24, 2013 Filed under: Challenges | Tags: creating solutions, goals, motivational tool 1 Comment
This week is going to be about breaking up one of your long term goals. We want you to take a current long term goal, or create a new one, and break it up into at least three smaller goals. The goal can be anything, absolutely anything you want to accomplish.
There are many reasons for setting long term goals, but probably the biggest reason is that it gives you direction, something to work towards. However, you also need smaller goals so you do not get frustrated or bored when your main goal is not reached right away.
For example, you want to run a half marathon. Running the half marathon, perhaps even a specific race, would be your ultimate goal. Your smaller goals might be to run a 5K, then a 10K, and then a 10 mile race. Those goals could ideally be met about every 4-6 weeks while you train and they would build towards your main goal.
Also, make sure your goals are SMART! That is, make sure they are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. This will give you the most benefit from your goals, as well as give you the highest chance of success.
Obviously, setting goals is quite personal, but if you want to chat about it or have questions, don’t hesitate to use our Twitter hashtag #THDWednesdayChallenge or leave a comment. Zee (@zeethd), Suze (@suzethd), and fellow THDers will be there to help you out. And you can join us on Facebook too!
We look forward to seeing you!
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