Once you set a goal, you have made a commitment and that should never be taken lightly. But too many people get caught up in trying to do the impossible, making the whole idea of setting goals pointless. It’s great to challenge yourself; it’s foolish to set yourself up for failure.
So how do you set health and exercise goals that are just tough enough to present that necessary challenge, without making unrealistic demands on your body? You have to concentrate on what it is that you are trying to achieve, and realize that goals come in different forms. There are long term goals and short term goals.
Begin by thinking of a long term goal and then developing a series of short term goals that will help you get there. Each short term goal that you accomplish brings you one step closer to the long range one, but it is more than that. The short term ones are achievements themselves and should always restore your awareness of the progress being made.
As far as I’m concerned, even the smallest of goals should be celebrated. That’s what makes them so important. They are proof that you are rising to the challenge and taking the initiative in whatever you pursue, which is what motivates you to attain it.
Here are just a few of my short term and long term goals. I would love to hear about some of your goals below.
1. Help all my clients reach their health and fitness goals or get as close to them as possible
2. Help raise money for two local charities by the end of the year. One is in the process.
3. Read 3 more books this year
4. Get my own gym by June 2011
5. Read the bible more often
6. Have multiple boot camp locations
7. Buy a house
8. Help someone I know that will never be able to pay me back
9. Create a vision board this year
10. To apply everything my mentor/friend big Chris taught me in the next 12 months
I just gave you the simple ones lol 🙂 Now its your turn to share.