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Goal setting for sure-fire success

One of the easiest ways to make sure you’re successful this April is by setting goals. Goal setting is a great way of mapping out the best plan of action to get to where you need.

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It also keeps you motivated and gives you a clear idea of what success looks like. How do you achieve your goals you ask? We’ve put together some handy tips to help you out:

Make sure your goals are realistic

It sounds like a bit of a no-brainer but by making sure your goals are achievable, you decrease the chance of losing motivation along the way. It’s also important to give yourself a realistic timeframe, so you’re not tempted to give up before you even start.

Set long and short-term goals

Use short-term, achievable goals as stepping stones to long-term goals. The feeling you get from achieving these smaller goals will motivate and inspire you to keep working toward your long-term objectives, making sure you don’t feel overwhelmed or unmotivated.

Shout it from the roof tops!

One of the easiest ways to make sure you stick to your goals is to tell people what you’re working toward. Share your targets with friends, family and workmates and they will keep you accountable and on track. You never know, they might register for Active April too!

Set fun goals

Not all goals have to be super serious. Why not set yourself the goal of using your YMCA 10 Visit Pass card and try a group fitness class at your local centre? After all, you do have 10 free visits. And bring a friend, it’s always more fun in pairs!

Record your progress

It’s important to record your goals so that you can revisit them at a later date and tick off your achievements. Remember to use the Active April Activity Tracker to log your progress and earn trophies when you unlock achievements, which can be easily shared on Facebook.

Participants can sign up to Active April all throughout the month, right up to the 30th of April, so it’s never too late. Happy goal setting!

Last updated: November 28, 2016 at: 12:08 pm

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