Having a conversation with some members today reminded me that maybe we should revisit some things about goals.
People tend to make a short list or a too long list of goals in January when the New Year rolls around and by February the paper is lost or thrown out and the “goals” you had are nothing but a distant memory!!
So lets make them stick!! Just because its August doesn’t mean we can’t start making and keeping some goals that are important to us now!!
If you have goals for multiple parts of your life: 1-2 in each category is good!! (Gym, Financial, Self)
1. They need to be measurable/quantitative. They need a number!
2. They need to be attainable/realistic!
3. They need to be written and posted in a place that you will see them everyday!
4. They need a specific plan.
5. They need a beginning and end.
6. They need to be something you really really want!!!!
Here are a few bad examples:
1.I am going to loose weight.
2.I am going to save money.
3.I am going to deadlift 500 pounds.
Here’s how we make them great!!
- I am going to loose weight is not measurable in the sense that we don’t have an actual number assigned to it, so this will become I am going to loose 1-2 pounds a week for the next 4 weeks.
I am going to to this by: (the plan attached)
a. drinking 4-6/8 oz of water per day
b. cutting out all wheat and dairy products.
c. doing 3-5 workouts at CFSP a week
2. I am going to save money. Again no measurable or number assigned to it, no plan, no beginning and no end.
This will become: I am going to save 300$ in 6 weeks.
I am going to do this by;
a. opening a separate savings account not attached to anything.
b. deposit $50 per week into this new account
5. I am going to get a 500 pound deadlift. This has a number and is measurable but unrealistic!! This will become: I will increase my deadlift by 10 pounds in the next 12 weeks.
I will do this by:
a. coming to the gym 3-5 days a week.
b. work on strength components during class with purpose.
c. Ask for extra “homework” that can be done at other times in order to increase strength.
Follow these simple steps and make your goals a reality!!