Date your goal. I do not mean court it or take it out for dinner and a movie (although, you do want it to become a part of your everyday life, so in that sense I guess you should date it, but that is another blog for another time….) but give it a date as to when you will accomplish it. If your goal is specific and measurable (and it is, right?) then you can calculate a completion date for your goal.
I do not know who said it originally but I love the quote “Goals are really just dreams with dates on them.” If that is true, and I believe it is, then a goal without a date is not really a goal. At best, it is a dream that has the potential of becoming a goal. At worst, it is a simple wish that you will never take any action toward. Set a date! If you have to re-adjust it later, that is okay! But set a date so you have something to aim for right now!
Be reasonable when you set a date. Do not try to lose twenty-five pounds in a weekend. Sit down and calculate what would be a good and appropriate date to accomplish your particular goal, set it, write it down and then make it come true. Stretch yourself, but be reasonable.
Dates help you keep on track and stay focused. Keep the date in your mind by reminding yourself of the date frequently. Write it down where you will see it frequently throughout your day.
Your goal is too important and significant to just accomplish “someday.” Be intentional and pick the day. You are in charge of when you complete the goal if you date it. Be intentional and date your goal now!
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