SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS.
“People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be!” – Harvey MacKay.
When you set unrealistic goals, all you are really doing is setting yourself up for failure. If you want to be successful, you need to set yourself up for success. Take a good, hard, REALISTIC look at your goals, actions or “to-do” lists and make sure that you genuinely believe that they can be achieved.
Setting goals can be quite over whelming, especially if you are like me and just want everything right now! However, the time will pass by whether I like it or not…I don’t want it to get to the end of the month and not have anything to show for my many hours of training and eating right.
I use the SMARTER goals structure (as outlined below) to really help my put a focus on what i am doing and why I am doing it! Hope it helps you to get motivated and smash your goals this month!
S – Specific
What is it that you want?
What is your goal?
What are you going to do to achieve those wants & goals?
How will you know when you have achieved your goal/s?
M – Measurable
Can you goal be measured? On the scales? By using a measuring tape? Photos? Body fat percentage? Fitness test? Time taken to run a certain distance? etc
Ensure that you can record your goals, that they are physical and measurable!
A – Achievable/Agreed
Is your goal achievable?
Have you reached this goal before? What prohibited you in the past?
R – Realistic
Is your goal realistic? Genetically? physically? within the time limit? injuries? etc
T – Time bound
Are you setting a time limit or time restrictions?
Is it realistic and achievable?
What is your motivation for this time limit? A wedding? Birthday? Holiday? Etc
Will you continue with this goal, should you need more time?
E – Enjoyable
Do you enjoy the process that it will take to reach your goals? Nutrition? Training? Sleeping Patterns? etc
Is this a routine that will continue after you have reached your goal?
R – Resourceful
What do you need to achieve these goals?
What can you do should you feel like you are losing focus?
What/ Who is in your area that can provide additional help or advice?
YOU CAN DO IT!