Goal-Setting For Weight Loss

Goal-setting is a simple yet powerful discipline which is commonly overlooked by most people. In the realm of fitness and weight loss, goal-setting becomes somewhat more commonplace than in the regular, 9-5 world. This is because setting goals can be incredibly powerful in getting what you want. But this is based on the idea that you know how to set and maintain goals properly.

WARNING: Setting goals for weight loss and/or toning has a large chance of resulting in the body of your dreams.

Goals - A goal is like a target. Something tangible (e.g. wanting to lose 10kg) or something intangible (e.g. wanting to feel good) which you want the power to move towards. The process of setting and achieving goals requires clarity, discipline, faith and patience. If you can bring these 4 core properties into your everyday life, you will feel the massive results of inspiration mounting as you move closer to your goals.

Why should you set goals for your weight loss? - Setting goals is incredibly important in the world of weight loss. This is because goal-setting is a process of future projection which gives you a measurable standard by which to compare your results with what it is you want. For example, if you want to lose 10 pounds (approx. 5kg), but you have no set goals, it is like trying to get somewhere without a map. You know, roughly what you want, but you have nothing to tell you how to get there. You have no clarity, no discipline, no real faith (because you don’t know how to get there) and you might have patience but probably very little of it, considering how frustrating it can be trying to achieve something without a means.

Why do people fail to set goals? - Many people, both men and women, fail to set goals simply because they are afraid of failure. If you let your fear of failure stand in the way of your successful achievements then you are missing out on a huge amount of your own potential!! Don’t be afraid to set goals, if you fail then you just need to re-assess the tangibility of your goals and set new ones.

How to set goals - Setting goals is an easy process which requires a few rules in order to be successful. The formula I use to remember how to set goals is C.R.E.A.T.E -

C - Clarity - Your goal needs to be written clearly and with short, simple language.
R - Realism - Pretend that the goal is real and state it as though it is happening right now (in present tense).
E - Emotion! - Use the language of the subconscious mind. Emotional language helps to enhance the power of your goal.
A - Achievable - The goal must be something that you can actually achieve, for example… You can realistically travel into space, although it is unlikely, but you can not marry the number 4. It is simply unachievable.
T - Time - Specify the exact time and date of when the goal is to be achieved.
E - Energy - Use as much positive energy in your goals as possible. Using emotional energy helps to bring your goals to fruition by telling your subconscious mind that it is important.

Empowering weight loss goals - Weight loss is something that people all around the world struggle with all the time. Remember, write goals which are empowering, realistic and which you can see yourself doing. An example of a weight loss goal would be: It is 4:00pm, December 6, 2009 and I feel incredibly energized at the fact that I weigh just 76kg! I have lost 22kg and I feel great!

Reciting and rewarding your goals - Obviously there is a lot more in goal-setting than meets the eye. Another two important concepts I will touch on is both reciting and rewarding yourself for your goals. Reciting goals daily is important, but what is even more important is reciting them with passionate enthusiasm! Rewarding yourself for small achievements is also incredibly important. Try to reward yourself with things that do not push you away from your goals. Keep it positive!

Give goal-setting a try. You will be absolutely amazed at the results you can achieve with correct methods.


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