When professor Hurson lectured about setting goals it made me think of a paper I had to write for one of my other classes on setting a goal. And it was actually easy and different from other papers I have written throughout college. The first step was to create a general goal which is for example to exercise more. The goal has to be realistic and has to be met within a certain time frame, for example “I want to reach this goal at the end of the spring semester or I want to start this goal at the end of this semester.” Then the next step was to create a sub-goal (make it more specific) for example, “I would like to have a better abdominal figure.” Then you would create steps on how you would get there and map out the time you spend exercising in order to reach that goal. Some other factors we had to consider was why we wanted to do that specific goal and who would it benefit and realize what was getting in our way of achieving that goal. This was a very complex assignment but I enjoyed doing it and believe it or not I started to exercise and feel great.
I found this article from Forbes magazine that describes 4 simple goal setting ideas. Enjoy!