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Motivation: The Key to Reaching Your Goal

Setting achievable goals

Motivation: The Key to Reaching Your Goal

Setting achievable goals

by Jan 8, 2016

If you set a New Year’s Resolution, now is a good time to evaluate how you’ve done.  Have you stayed motivated and reached your goal?  Or, like many others, has your desire fizzled?  Either way, it’s not too late to recharge your motivation.

Setting achievable goals will help keep you on the path to reaching your goals.  Each milestone can be recognized, and even that celebration can push you forward.  If you want to lose 15 pounds, set goals in five pound increments.  If you want to read more, set a goal of one book per week or month—whichever is more doable for you.

The wildly popular show from the early 2000’s, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, coined the phrase “phone a friend.”  Staying motivated often calls for the same lifeline–someone to support you in your endeavors.  The right person for this role is someone who can cheer you on, and get you back on track when necessary.

Planning ahead can prevent you from derailing, and keep you headed in the right direction.  If you are trying to eat healthier, buy quality, good-for-you snacks.  Planning meals ahead of time will help you to avoid the fast food frenzy that occurs when you’re overtired and hungry.  Scheduling your exercise time as a “can’t miss” appointment will mold your mindset, and begin the development of a habit–a process that can take over two months on average!

Has foot or ankle pain hindered you from reaching your goals?  Our staff and I at Oregon Foot and Ankle Specialists will help you get back on track.  Make an appointment today at our  Hillsboro office at (503) 648-1713, our Newberg office at (503) 538-0466 or our Beaverton office at (503) 292-9252.  You can also schedule online.

K.G. Gauntt, DPM

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