I can’t stress enough the importance of setting goals and getting after your goals.
But before anything you must identify clearly exactly what those goals are.
They must be specific and measurable and have a time frame.
I want to lose fat is not a goal, it’s a wish.
I want to be 20 lbs lighter in 42 days is a perfect goal.
It’s specific and measurable.
Ready to get after your goals?
Here Is My 5 Step Goal Setting Process
Step 1. Take Some Time To Think About Your Goals
Take some time to think.
Don’t rush it.
Find a place where you can think, be creative, be open minded and not influenced by any negativity.
This is important.
If you are afraid of your goals or can’t even dream them how are you going to achieve them?
Take some time, do some thinking and give some thoughts to your goals.
Step 2. Write Down Your Goals
Your goals are no good in your head floating around. We all dream of big things and it’s common to fantasize about goals and things we want in life. The big difference is that you must write them down and get them from your brain into the real world. Write down your goals on paper or in notes. But pen/paper you can’t go wrong. I use a journal and iPhone notes
As well when it comes to goals don’t write down too many. I find 1-5 goals is a enough. I do short term and long term goal setting but if I set too many goals they get lost.
What is REALLY important to you?
Prioritize those goals and write them down.
Step 3. Share It With People You Know Or Put It Out To The Universe
You can tell your coach, you can tell your friends, you can even put it out to the world of social media (But always remember that for the 1 person that supports you 10 will want to see you fail).
Keep them close to your heart and close to those people that care about you.
Remember for every one person that supports you 10 people will like to see you fail and not reach your goal. Crabs In The Bucket do exist so be careful who you share your goals with and remember not to let ANYONE impact you reaching your goals.
Step 4. Get a Plan/Program To Get Your Goal
Maybe you need to hire a personal trainer, maybe you need an online trainer, maybe you need a training partner, maybe you need a program to reach your goals. No matter what you need get a PLAN of attack to reach your goal.
Don’t try to re-invent the wheel. Find out who has done and it replicate it. If you need to lose fat then get a proven fat loss program, want to improve your squat then get a proven squat program. Want to start your own blog then find a program that gives you step by step details on how to do it. If you need fitness programs to help my programs are proven to work.
Step 5. GFGI Go Fucking Get It
No one is going to do the work, no on is going to care the way you do, NO ONE.
So if you want it then take action and let NOTHING stand in your way. When you go after your goals you will encounter resistance, you will encounter stress, you will encounter haters, but you have to remember to not let ANYTHING stop you from reaching your goals.
The first step however is taking ACTION. So set your goals and go fu*king get it!
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Rob King is a Competitive PowerLifter, Coach and Writer.