The Beginner’s Guide to Achieving your Goals

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Now that we are about one month into the New Year, how are you doing with your resolutions, or goals?  Did you set goals for the New Year, and if so, are you sticking with them?  Whether your goal is to go back to school, learn a new skill or lose 10 pounds, it is not enough to just make up a goal, now the real work starts – here are some tips to help you achieve your goals:

  • Start with the overall picture of what you would like to achieve – for example, lose 10 pounds.
  • Next, set a timeline for the time you feel it will take to achieve your goal.
  • Most important, what are the steps that you plan to take to achieve your goal?

Make sure your steps are clearly defined and detailed.  Use a vision board, if you like, with pictures of yourself when you were 10 pounds thinner and some motivational phrases or quotes to encourage yourself.

Use small rewards as you make progress toward your goal, maybe a new item for your wardrobe or a day of rest from exercise.  Picture yourself reaching your goal and the satisfaction you will feel when you achieve your goal.

Dr. Rebeck can either coach you or help you through psychotherapy with goal-setting techniques, accountability and long-term ideas.  Contact her today to find out more.