Deciding to Quit Using Alcohol or Drugs
Succeeding in Life
If you want to succeed in life, it is important to set goals (short-term, medium term, and long-term) and plan how to accomplish each step. Good goals follow the S.M.A.R.T. approach.
SMART ~ Goals
Specific (you clearly know
what you want),
Measurable (you can
measure your progress),
Realistic (something that
is not too hard or too
Timely (you set time in
days or weeks, where you
will have your goal
Most goals are accomplished step-by-step, or one step at a time. Think of pursuing a goal as being like climbing a mountain.
You begin on flat ground, go up a hill a bit, reach a plateau, go up a bit higher, plateau again, until you reach the top peak and achieve your goal.
Starting & Stopping
Goals can be both “additive” like deciding to exercise for a half-hour each day, and “subtractive” like keeping track of the number of cigarettes you smoke on a daily basis and then cutting-back on one cigarette each daygradually cutting back more until you can stop altogether.
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