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  Activity: Establishing Your Goal

A problem well defined is a problem half solved! You have to establish your most deeply desired outcome to start making real progress towards your goals.

We will start by defining your outcome-based goals.

What is an Outcome-Based Goal?

An outcome-based goal needs to be specific, measurable, and have a timeline to be effective.

For example, "I will drop 2% body fat in 6 weeks". It is specific- I am going to lose body fat. It is measurable- I will lose 2% bodyfat. It has a timeline- I will do this in 6 weeks.

You know you have succeeded when you achieve your desired outcome or make measurable progress towards it.

How Do I Pick a Goal?

This goal should be realistic, but err on the side of aggressive. To lose 10lbs by the end of the week would require some extreme water manipulation strategies and food restriction that is not a sustainable strategy. To lose 10lbs in 3 months is a safe, yet aggressive pace.

Is it OK To Have More Than One Goal?

You should also choose only one goal. If you choose multiple goals, you may have to adopt conflicting strategies which will slow your progress!

This singular outcome goal is the destination, it determines what type of strategy we need to adopt, but does not necessarily inform action! Set the coordinates in your GPS, and we will learn how to navigate your way there throughout this course.

Download or print the worksheet below, fill out your outcome goal, and share it on the slack board to get feedback!

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