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"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" said Alice. "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the cat.
"I don't much care where ..." said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the cat.
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
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Most people realise that to be successful, they need to set goals.
However, even after setting goals sometimes we fail. The model set out below helps you to succeed.
First of all convert what you don't want into something you do. Turn "I don't want to be overweight" into "I will lose a stone in weight".
Is your goal realistic? Start small and use tiny steps. For example, "I will lose a stone in 16 weeks" or "I will join a fitness club next week, attend once a week and build up to two or three times a week".
Do you have control? Are you able to take full responsibility for your actions? Can you say, "I buy all the food, decide what to cook and help my partner do the cooking" and "I have a fitness coach at the gym who motivates me to stick to my program"?
Do you have sufficient resources to achieve and maintain your goals? Your answer might be: "I have bought several books on nutrition and I know I can manage to pay for my gym membership."
Can you be specific and put your goal in context? Who, what, where, when and how specifically can you describe your outcomes? Your outcomes could be, "I am carefully monitoring every day what I eat, buying the right foods and I avoid eating out" or "I attend the gym on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and weigh myself once a week".
What evidence will you have that you are achieving your goal? For example, your evidence could be, "The weighing scales will measure my progress; I will see in the mirror how much better I look; others will tell me how well I am doing; I will feel healthier; I can see and feel my body becoming fitter; and when I have lost a stone I will have achieved my goal".
Do you have any doubts about achieving this goal, how will you benefit and will it be worth the costs and sacrifices you will make to succeed? Can you say, "I can see how small steps and my determination will help, also I have the commitment and support of my family which in the past inadvertently sabotaged my efforts to lose weight".
The last but most critical step of this process is to take action. Every step forward will bring you closer to your goal.