Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Power Behind Setting Goals

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by Mike E Davis

We all have dreams and aspirations. Setting goals is a way to achieve something that most people dream about.

What does that mean? To achieve great things, you must have a burning desire to succeed.

Thomas Edison once said, "When a person desires something so deeply that he would stake his future on a turn of the wheel, he's a sure bet to win."

The goal has to be big enough to make you persist when obstacles come. Michael Jordan is a great example of persistence. Nothing could stop him from being all that he could be.

Sure, the skeptics said he would not succeed. Sure he ran into some speed bumps, but his work hard made him who he is today. What made his persistence so strong was his desire.

One of his goals was to win championships. His desire was so big that it would not let him quit. To be a champ, you have to believe in what you do. That's the power behind setting goals and having success.

Setting Goals for Better Health

Let's say you want to get healthy and fit. You are going to have some highs and lows. Consistency is the key to your success. You have to decide in your mind that you want it, and then take action.

That's what I did. I followed a strict nutrition and fitness plan. Was it easy? No, but the results we're fantastic.

You have to do something different to get something different. The more you think about something, the more it gets deeper in your mind. Many times we say, "I think I can lose weight" as opposed to "I will lose 15 pounds by January 31st."

A realistic goal with a deadline brings on a whole new meaning. It gives you a sense of purpose and a greater chance for success. Add to that writing down the goal, and you are one step closer!

Questions to think about:

  • Why do you want to lose weight?
  • Why do you want to have healthier looking skin?
  • Why do you want to live longer?
  • Why do you want to get ripped?
  • Do you have that burning desire to get the body you want?

I can teach you how to get the results but it's up to you get the results.

6 Ways to Get Healthy and Fit

  • Drink more water (at least 8 glasses).
  • Eat more fruit and veggies.
  • Eat whole grains.
  • Replace one meal each day with a healthy meal shake.
  • Get more sleep.
  • Get more exercise.

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right! Just take the first step.

How to Succeed with Personal Goal Setting

  • Write down a list of personal goals on paper.
  • Make me your coach.
  • Set a goal each day.
  • be persistent.
  • be consistent.
  • Stick to the plan.

Why set goals?

Goal setting gives you a sense of accomplishment. When you set goals that are realistic, you have a chance to cross the finish line with both arms up.

Mike "The Nrgizer" Davis is a health and fitness nut and he invites you to be part of the change needed in America by visiting Get recipes, tips and ideas. Add your comments and how you are going to be that change in your community. We want to hear from you.

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