It you want achieve something you need to set a goal.
Listen, goal setting is not a new idea. As you know from reading my biography I taught in the inner city for 7 years. My scholars had to set goals. At the beginning of the year they individually set long term goals and throughout the year they set short term goals. The best part about goal setting for my scholars is THEY were able to see their growth; no one had to tell them they were getting better at something, they actually saw it for themselves! When sitting and setting goals it definitely gets you to self evaluate yourself and allows you to see your strengths and weaknesses!!!
As adults we tend to fall short setting goals for ourselves. Many of us have goals and dreams but we don't set a time limit on them which in turn changes them from a goal to a wish. Here is a short and simple way to set SMART goals.
Specific: what exactly is it that you want to achieve? DO NOT BE VAGUE. what do I mean by that? I hear clients tell me their goal is weight loss...... okay well that is vague. HOW MUCH? (this is where we get to the next step of measurable
Measurable: your goal needs to be something you can quantify a NUMBER! of if it something that has to do with your job maybe it is to be promoted to a manager... that is specific and it IS measuremable you either WILL or WILL NOT become the manager so it can also be a title status
Attainable: when you set goals make sure they are realistic. For example to say I want to lose 30 lbs in 1 month is NOT a realaistic goal for me. make sure that your goal is something that can actually be attained however DO NOT sell yourself short! many people down play their goals so they dont feel like a failure if the goal is not reached. Shoot for the stars just make sure it is realistic
Results based: Again make sure you can quanitfy your goal
Time based: you need to set a deadline for your goal. is it in minutes, months, years? need to have a time limit.
AFter you have set your goal your Not quite done you then need to sit and ahve a stretegic plan of how you are going to get to that end result.
I want to achieve a goal of doing 10 unassisted pull-up by the end of November. This is a goal I have and in order to achieve that I need to obiously work on upper body strength as well as working on actual pull-ups. So of course when I create my workout schedule for the week I will make sure that I work muscles groups that will ensure I can do a pull-up. And of course do pullups during my workouts to practice in order to achieve that goal.
WRITE YOU GOALS EVERYWHERE!!!!!!! I have my goals written on my mirror in my bathroom as well as on the background of my phone. I do this so it is staring me in the face nonstop and I dont have a reason to not work toward my goals.
Once you crush that goal...... write another one!!!