What Are YOUR Goals?
I know, I know I have talked a LOT about my P90X program that I just started (and already started adapting…whoops!) but it is something which I just want to touch on really briefly before I get into the meet of this post.
Well as you know, since I started I have talked a lot about what I am doing on a day to day basis but have not yet mentioned….WHY!
I haven’t said anything about what I want to achieve, why I want to do this and how quickly I want to achieve it.
I kind of just started because it was in line with the general idea of what I wanted to do with my health and fitness – lose weight and all that stuff.
Well it is a fact that a general goal like that is just as good as no goal so I wanted to take a couple of minutes to set some real, actual targets for myself.
So what are my goals?
Well I decided I want to be really specific with my P90X ones. I want to lose a total of 25lb of fat and gain 10lb of muscle. Unfortunately I have no accurate way available to me right now of measuring body fat percentage so there will be a lot of guesswork involved in the overall calculations, but I think you can tell from sight how much fat one is losing.
So my starting weight was 178lb. Easter screwed me over in the first week and after week 1 my weight was 178.4lb! So 0.4lb up, with an overall 15.4lb to lose. Of course because of the fat loss and muscle gain I want, I should look like I’ve lost more than that, all things being well!
That is a specific goal I have set within a defined timeframe and I will be able to measure it for the most part. And that is what all goals should be….SMART!
If your goals aren’t SMART, then they’re not really goals at all. And if you don’t have goals in the first place then how on earth are you ever going to know where you’re heading, and whether you’re on course to get there?
So What Do I Want You To Do?
Simply stop. Whatever it is you’re doing, stop, freeze, pause it right now. RIGHT NOW!
Yeah um basically stop. take stock of what you’re doing. Are you on a fitness journey? Are you running or growing a business? Writing a book?
Whatever it is you are doing, take stock. Why are you doing it? What do you want to achieve by the end? What point in time is “the end”? How are you tracking your progress?
Write it all down. What you want to achieve, in how long, how you’ll track it and why you’re doing it.
When its all written down and you are confident with it. Start again. Start running, start sprinting, bust through every hurdle, obstacle or obstruction that gets in your way. Don’t stop, show unflinching commitment.
And get there.