Game Plan and Goals
You have goals in life, whether it’s a work related goal, health goal, etc. But do you have a game plan on how to achieve those goals? If you haven’t, you need to! J I love this quote: “A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.” Goal setting helps you organize your resources and time effectively! It motivates you to push you to your limits and reach your potential.
What are your health goals? Is it to lose weight? Or is it to get a better PT score? We, as coaches, can’t help you without knowing what you need. Couple steps that you can take to help achieve your goal:
- Be precise about what your goal is. Have amounts, times, or something on which you can measure progress against. For example, the goal of running a mile under 8 minutes would be measured by time. So when setting a goal, make sure to create a “S.M.A.R.T” Goal: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. (This website expands on smart goal qualities http://topachievement.com/smart.html).
- Write the goal down and tell people about it!! It’s more real when you see it every morning and it’ll be more real when people ask you about your progress on achieving your goal. Not only will people hold you accountable, but you’ll find that the entire community will offer their help however they can! Whether it is giving you tips on how to achieve the goal or just simply cheering you on, you’ll find support from your coaches and community.
- Have a game plan. Coaches can be a big help on this one. We can sit you down and give you a game plan on how to tackle your goal! Give yourself a deadline on your goal so that the goal doesn’t linger on and set dates for yourself.
Goals are so great, everybody should have them. My goals right now are to swim 100 meters free style without stopping, 25 butterfly pull ups unbroken, and snatch 165lbs. I know one of Coach Brant’s goals is to do 150 wallballs unbroken. Steph Creger’s goal is to get a kipping pull up! We all have different wide ranging goals, but all great goals!! So, what are your goals?!