So, I’m a little late to the annual goal-setting party but I like to believe that it’s never too late to set goals. I also believe goals are the foundation of success. Before I get started with any client, I like to have a clear understanding of their goals so I can design the most effective program. It also helps them figure out exactly what results they’re hoping to see.
- Spend some time thinking about what you’d like to do or how you’d like to change.
- Next, I recommend compartmentalizing your life into a few categories. These may vary depending on your interests but for me it came down to fitness (my own), business (y’all’s fitness) and general life.
- Now, within each category think of one or two things you would like to change, accomplish, do, experience or learn this year.
- Then, change your goal into a smaller action plan.
- Finally (and possibly most importantly), write them down! Studies have shown more success for people who write them down!
For example: Let’s say you want to run a half marathon but haven’t laced up the running shoes in a while. Your goal would be to run a half marathon –> your action plan could start something like, I will hire a running coach or I will find a group to run with two times per week or I will run 100 miles by March 1.
- PULLUP! I will incorporate moves that train my pull-up muscles 2-3 times per week, and track my progress.
- Run two more state races I am already registered for Little Rock (AR) and after that one is finished, I will look at the calendar for the remainder of the year. I will continue to run at least 4 times per week to keep endurance up.
- Get faster I will add speed and tempo training back into my running routine at least once per week. Dare I hope for a half marathon PR by the end of the year?!
- Launch my in-home personal training business I have already started by purchasing some equipment but I will reach out to one new potential client per month.
- Develop a video library of key training moves I will choose a minimum of one move per week to video tape and build a library from there.
- Reconnect with family and friends I will choose one person per week that I want to reconnect with and either invite them to hang out, write a letter or call on the phone.
- Be a tourist in my hometown I will choose one new part Austin to explore each week!
What do you hope to accomplish this year? Have you written it down yet?