Friday, August 29, 2008

Ready, Set, Goal!

Every August, I have the pleasure of attending a personal growth conference called Mastermind Summit. It's geared for real estate professionals and their families (my husband is a realtor). At past Masterminds, I've heard highly successful people like Neil Armstrong, Zig Ziglar, Bill Cosby and Jack Canfield, just to name a few.

A huge part of Mastermind is writing goals for the next year. You actually write down your goals in five areas of life during the conference: spiritual, family, financial, business and personal.

After I had my first baby, I wrote down the goal of being at my pre-pregnancy weight by the next year's Mastermind. And guess what? I reached that goal and have done it again twice since. Why have I been successful in losing my baby weight?

I owe a lot of my success to goal writing. And by goal writing, I mean setting doable, specific goals with a deadline.

Have you written a goal regarding your ideal weight? How much do you want to lose and by when? You will get more of what you measure. If you set a specific goal for yourself, you will be leap years ahead of other moms. I'm a huge fan of goal writing and I hope you will benefit from setting doable goals too! Ready...set...goal!

"Being confident of this, He who has begun a good work in you will compelte it until the day of Jesus Christ." Phil. 1:6

-Arlene

2 comments:

TOTALLY NEW MOMS said...

I did write it down and I have one pound to go!!!!!!!!!!

Beloved MaMa said...

can I just say, Arlene, that you are such an inspiration!