This is an exciting new venture for me after serving for 23 years in the military. I am passionate about fitness and hope that I can bring some fresh new ideas to your training. I try to approach things from a “think outside the box” way, which is underpinned by research.
I am always setting myself goals, something you should try if you never have done before. Goal setting is a simple idea that assists you to complete things in a logical manner.
Goal setting is used by top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation . It focuses your acquisition of knowledge, and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life.
A useful way of making goals more powerful is to use the SMART mnemonic. While there are plenty of variations, SMART usually stands for:
- S – Specific (or Significant).
- M – Measurable (or Meaningful).
- A – Achievable (or Action-Oriented).
- R – Related (or Rewarding).
- T – Time-bound (or Trackable).
Goal setting is an important method of:
- Deciding what you want to achieve in your life.
- Separating what’s important from what’s irrelevant, or a distraction.
- Motivating yourself.
- Building your self-confidence, based on successful achievement of goals.
Set your lifetime goals first. Then, set a five-year plan of smaller goals that you need to complete if you are to reach your lifetime plan. Keep the process going by regularly reviewing and updating your goals. And remember to take time to enjoy the satisfaction of achieving your goals when you do so.
If you don’t already set goals, do so, starting now. As you make this technique part of your life, you’ll find your career accelerating, and you’ll wonder how you did without it!