Setting New Goals
Have you ever set a lofty goal for yourself (with the best intentions in mind, of course) only to eventually get frustrated and quit? This is all too common.
Setting goals is a very important component to success. They can give us something to aim for and help provide direction, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed if not approached strategically.
When we create SMART goals and celebrate the new habits we cultivate along the way, we are pulling together the foundation for our long-term plans.
SMART stands for:
For example, instead of saying “I want to be stronger,” a SMART Goal would be “I will deadlift twice my bodyweight by January 1st, 2020.
Set Your Goal
When was the last time you actually wrote down your goals? Writing them down and placing them somewhere where we can see them every day allows us to be reminded of the things we wish to manifest into our lives and grow every day.
It can include anything that you can draw inspiration from, larger goals or even just little reminders to keep on the right track.
To get started, ask yourself a few questions. Write down your answers and share them with a coach and a friend to help you stay accountable:
• If nothing ever got in the way (stress, injuries, time, work, obligations, etc.) what is your dream performance accomplishment?
• What steps can you take to work around those challenges and work toward that dream accomplishment?
• Use 3 words to describe what progress meas to you. Define what it looks like and feels like.
• What performance-specific skills are you working on?
• How can your daily choices be refocused to work toward your goals and improve your health?
• What is one positive affirmation that you need to be reminded of?
Need some inspiration? Here are a few goal examples:
• Need to hydrate more?
Set a water target for your day and download an app to track how much you drink.
• Want to clean up your eating?
Start tracking what you eat in a free app like MyFitnessPal or chat with Coach Angela about your specific nutrition needs.
• Looking to fit in more CrossFit classes?
Determine one action that you can do in 5 minutes or less to make your mornings go smoother. For example, lay out your gym clothes, pack your lunch, tell a friend to meet you there.
• Want to sign up for a weightlifting or CrossFit competition?
Talk to a coach, identify a comp and develop a plan.
• Need to change your mindset?
Set an affirmation for each day to create more positive self-talk.
• Ready to PR?
Put your numbers together, identify the missing links and talk to a coach about a proper progression to get you there.
The great thing about setting a goal is the more time we spend truly being aware of what we want in our lives, the more aware we become of what we need to do to get there. The bigger, long-term goals motivate us and the short-term goals allow us to break those bigger goals into something more attainable and satisfying.
We started our business to help people change their lives and become the best version of themselves. It’s not just about one competition or one PR. It’s about those daily wins, lifting a little heavier, eating a little better, etc. Let us help you create a process you can maintain, and keep you accountable. You’ll reach those goals before you know it!
Refresh Your Goals
Did you set a goal? Share your goals with a friend, a coach or jot it on our Facebook community page to inspire others to do the same.
Every small change that we implement into our daily lives has the power to allows us to reach our dream accomplishment. So, go ahead and dream big – we’d love to help you get there!