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Common Mistakes When Setting Goals

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Common Mistakes Made When Setting Goals Include:

  • Not specific

    ‘Looking good’ and ‘feeling better’ are determined by the person’s current state of mind and can easily shift depending on the day.

  • Too big

    Clients can get excited when they decide to make positive changes to their health and fitness that they aim too big too soon. Which is why a short-term goal will help control this issue.

  • Too Many

    It is important to keep it simple. Choose one goal to focus on as opposed to trying to conquer everything all at once.

  • Not Written

    Writing down a goal holds you more accountable and ‘seals the deal’. Giving the client extra motivation.

Let’s Discuss
Think of a SMART goal for yourself and share it in the comments below. Avoid being too personal, perhaps think of a goal related to this ExpertTrack. See if you can offer any constructive feedback to other learners on how their goal could be more SMART.
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