Does Writing Down Your Goals Really Matter?

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Three decades ago, I was told that the hardest target to hit - is one that doesn't exist. An adage that was most likely taken from one of America's earliest motivational speakers and author of dozens of "best selling" self-help books, Zig Ziglar. A master of motivational entertainment, Ziglar would challenge his audiences with thought-provoking quotes like, "If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time."

The guru of achievement understood that a goal expresses an understanding of where you're trying to get to - be it financial, personal or physical. With a tangible note to yourself, Ziglar believed it would be much easier to measure your progress while maintaining focus on the proposed accomplishment. For example, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds before summer vacation, then it would be easy to judge where you are at and what you need to do every step of the journey.

Putting your goals to paper forces you to clarify what you want and will also help motivate you to take positive actions rather than continue to procrastinate or "wish you would lose weight". Written goals let you see how far you've come and how far you need to go. Life coach and founder of Knowing Your Worth, Ashley Feinstein, insists that the most important part of goal-setting is celebrating your successes.

At the Metabolic Research Center, our weight loss consultants will help you personalize a weight loss program based on your goals and teach you how to celebrate hitting every target along the way. To meet the last weight loss partner you will ever need, stop or call the MRC center nearest you.


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My relationship with Metabolic Research center began Feb 2010 when I weighed 182 lbs and had high blood pressure. I lost a total of 69 lbs and 72 inches. It has been 6 years and I continue to maintain my weight. I owe my continued success to MRC and all the great classes, especially yoga and the continued support that I receive from the staff. I have learned that food is nothing but fuel for the body and just as with your car you need to give it the right fuel in order for it to run proper. Follow the program and it is possible to loose the weight and maintain it. Nothing tastes as great as healthy feels!

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