Written by: Melissa Mantzoukas I am a big fan of setting goals for myself and others.  It is a great way to work towards something, it keeps you motivated & focused.  I hear clients talking about all kinds of goals, including weight loss, performance, professional goals as well as family goals.  I think of these as “Ultimate Goals”. Think of a pyramid and the ultimate goal is at the top of the pyramid. One needs to go up the pyramid and put the work in to reach the top, right?  Well, all that work to get to the top represents the short term “Attainable Goals” Here is an example of what I mean. Say you are going to do a triathlon in June, that is your ultimate goal.    Now what?  You don’t just show up and do a triathlon. You need to put the time and effort in to reach that goal.  I think this is where people crumble in reaching their ultimate goals. They just focus on the “Ultimate Goal”, not preparing themselves to climb that pyramid to the top to reach that goal.  This leads to feelings of guilt, followed by feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. You ultimately...