Published: January 6, 2017

Setting SMART Goals Part 3 – Motivating

In setting a SMART Goal for the new year, the step that seems the most obvious is this step.  However, many times we set goals in our lives for all the wrong reasons.  We let outside pressures cause us to create goals that we are not fully committed to.

In  setting a goal, it must have a motivation factor.  This means that it must offer some kind of inner or external reward.  Losing 30 pounds will improve your overall health and take pressure off knees and joints.  Quitting smoking improves lung and heart health.  Saving money leads to higher bank account balances and the ability to cover emergency expenses.

Set your goal and look to the end results.  If you don’t understand what the reward will look like, take another look at your goals.

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