When it comes to reaching your goals, the hardest part about them is actually adhering to them and following through. Which is why knowing how to actually set your goals is so important. Just take a look at most people’s New Year’s resolutions, according to U.S. News & World Report, the failure rate for New Year’s resolutions is said to be about 80%. Now that’s a lot of people who don’t seem to know how to set their goals correctly, so in compensation, today I will talk about how to set up your goals to optimize your chances of actually reaching them.
*In order to stay consistent with the content I provide in this website, I will explain how to set up your goals pertaining to fitness, however, everything I say here applies to any goal.
Not putting effort in your goal setting will simply set you up for failure eventually; Especially when it comes to fitness, where many people say their goal is to “get in shape” or “to lose fat,” but they forget to apply the essential characteristics of a good goal in order to actually follow through with them.
I’m talking about making sure your goals are, specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound, or S.M.A.R.T; this is something that has actually helped me a lot in my goal setting.
Correctly setting your goals will make your journey a lot easier to reach, you don’t see coaches just tell their team to just get out there and wish for the best, right?
You see them create game plans for their team to follow through and execute, this concept also applies to your goals. Your goal should be your game plan.
Creating a SMART Goal
Making sure your goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound is said to dramatically increase your chances of achieving your goals, so if you’re serious about getting to where you want; make sure your goals are SMART.
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