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21 Day Challenge

Day 5: Set a goal. 

It doesn’t matter how big or small but set it. Write it down. You are far more likely to succeed at a goal if you write it down. There is a magical connection between the hand and the brain. It makes things actual, and the science backs in up. 

Additionally, the more specific you are the more likely you are to achieve the goal. Being specific helps bring it to reality. For example, if you want to lose weight. Great. One hundred pounds? 5 pounds? How much weight do you want to lose? 

Write “I want to lose 15 pounds.” This makes it measurable. If it’s measurable you can come back to the drawing board to track your progress. Putting a time limit on it can also increase the intensity to which you drive to your goals. 

Set up a reward once you reach the goal. Our minds react well to rewards and it drives our behavior. We don’t go to the coffee shop because we like to lose $5, we go because we get the reward of coffee or the sugar in that beverage. Same idea here. 

Set the goal, not too large or too small. What is it that you desire? How is this an expression of the values we identified on day one? The two should reinforce one another. 

What is your goal?

For your copy of the 21 Day Find & Define Yourself Challenge, click here.

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