Setting goals drives motivation. To set doable goals in realistic terms, follow these six guidelines for giving yourself the best chance at success.
1. A Doable Goal is Simple and Brief
That means your goal should be specific, like, “I will go to the gym five times this week.” The more simple your goals, the less overwhelming they may feel.
2. A Doable Goal is Positive
A doable goal dictates what you want to do rather than what you want to avoid. As opposed to saying, “I want to avoid my triggers,” make your goal, “I will ride out my urges." The positivity puts you back in the driver’s seat and allows you to regain control over your choices.