Posted: October 14, 2013 by Les Wallack – Get Yourself Fit
First of all – welcome to our Self-Motivation Page. I know that you understand how important that your comments are to this blog so with that being said, I am hoping to get your feedback. As Morris Massey (described as a socialist, psychologist, historian and stand-up comedian) once said: “If you want to change the world, start with yourself as we’re all in it together.” So…let’s hear from you – please.
Did you ever wonder why the majority of people fail to meet their objectives or complete their New Year’s Resolutions 95% or more of the time? It is because most people(without knowing it) are only working with“ wishes”!
Everything begins with a thought and some imagination. And, that’s where most folks stop. If they would just take that thought a step or two further, it would become a goal. So you might ask…”what is the difference between a wish and a goal?”
A goal is “a wish with a deadline.” The two most important components of a goal properly set is having a realistic idea or wish and having established a deadline for accomplishing that goal. Now depending on how complicated the wish is may require a few extra steps but your basic little goal such as; I’ll need to get up tomorrow and go to work – can sneak by with a minimum of steps. Such as: (1) get a reasonable amount of sleep and (2) making sure to set the alarm clock or as Zig Ziegler calls it – “the opportunity clock.”
What about a goal or a wish to lose some weight? Now, that’s a bit more complicated. That requires much more than just a dream and a deadline. Did you know that our country is leading the world in obesity? I think that we need to educate ourselves in proper goal setting – FAST!
Using proper goal setting, I managed to drop 87 pounds in18 months. When my friends, family and co–workers see me they are astonished and want to know how I did it and I tell them that weight loss starts in the mind and not with a diet. You need to have a plan – a strategic plan and a couple of other items – but it does start in the mind.
In my next post, I’ll go over some of the basics of what I feel is an organized way to start setting goals and what I consider to be a “Strategic Plan of Action!” We’ll also discuss your belief in “Cause and Effect” and a few other concepts that touch on Goal Setting in future posts.