A friend just posted this article:
This really resonates with me because for most of my weight-management life (over 10 years now) I’ve only very reluctantly set goals. They feel like a distraction for me, in fact when I first joined the HMR program over 10 years ago I was hesitant to set a goal weight and only after they insisted did I pick one that was extremely modest (I decided that since I’d never been able to lose more than 10 pounds, I’d put 30 pounds – I ended up losing 100). A goal has just never been as important to me as the tools, skills, plans, and execution of that system. Once I have all of those working, the goal will come. And sometimes, I find that the goal can change once all the moving pieces are firing (just like my experience with HMR) – sometimes once the system is in place you learn something new about yourself that can re-frame your former goals and allow you to reach new ones!
So check it out, and tell me – do you prefer to set goals, or focus on working your system?