The first and most important step in goal setting is to visualize what you want and to really understand what you want.
Often, you’ll find it’s not really the money that you want but rather what that money represents in terms of your lifestyle or your status. The same goes for being fit. It’s not enough to want to be thinner or healthier, you need to understand your own motivations for wanting that. Do you want to feel more physically capable, perhaps become a professional athlete? Do you want to prevent the deterioration that many experiences as they age? Or do you want to look amazing so that you can be more successful with the opposite sex?
The best way to get an idea of what you want from life in any given area is often to just visualize your future. That means closing your eyes and just calling to mind your ideal future. Where are you? What do you look like? What do you do for a living? Who are you with?
By picturing your future in this abstract way, you’ll be able to start analysing what it is that you’re actually trying to accomplish and from there you can begin to look at the more concrete steps you’d need to take in order to get there.
Remember, you can live your dreams.