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If you've made the decision that you want to change something in your life OR ACCOMPLISH A GOAL then the next step is to take action. There's a saying "Rome wasn't built in a day". Resolve to take baby steps and small incremental actions. These small steps will add up.

If you try to bite off more than you can chew it might become overwhelming and you'll be inclined to give up. Here's a proven method that you can use. It's called SMART goals. Its a mnemonic acronym that you can apply to any goal.

Specific: know exactly what your goal or target that you want to achieve.

Measurable: Quantitative. Be able to measure progress.

Assignable: Be willing to delegate and use resources for help

Relevant: Is the goal realistic?

Time-Bound: Beginning and End time. Mark your calendar when you will achieve this goal.

I recently decided that I wanted to compete in a Triathlon. After researching the various distances, I decided that the most realistic distance would be the Olympic Distance. I have 2 months to train and there's an end date in site. For example:

S: Olympic Triathlon

M: (swim 0.9 miles = 40 min) (bike 23 miles = 1:30 min) (run 6 miles = 54 min) Total time= 3 hours 04 min.

A: Friends, Youtube instructional videos

R: Yes.

T: 2 months to train. Triathlon is May 16th

Here's a link to my fundraiser page. http://events.stjude.org/Triathlon_Cancer_Fundraiser



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