Monday, July 30, 2007

Goals Must Have a Deadline

A goal without a deadline rarely gets completed. A deadline generates the motivation necessary for you to get yourself to take action. It's also an excuse for a celebration! It is a good idea however to give yourself ample time and take into consideration any possible distractions that may slow down your progress. The deadline also has to reasonable, for instance if your goal was to lose ten pounds in five days, it would be very difficult if not impossible to do so. Give yourself plenty of time to accomplish your goal and take into consideration that the deadline does not have to be cut in stone. It is perfectly OK to give yourself a bit of leeway, if it looks like you might not make the deadline. This is especially important for children as we do not want to put undue pressure on them.

Happy Goal setting


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