We are a couple of weeks into the new year and it’s time to think about setting some goals. Although most people focus on one-year goals, we want to encourage you to have those year goals but also break them down into more manageable bites. It is difficult to stay engaged with a goal that is 12 months out but cutting the goal into a more manageable step and time frame can really help us stay connected to the process.
To help all our athletes, we have reserved one of our whiteboards in front of the gym to write down our quarterly goals. There is a certain magic to writing goals, but particularly here at the gym. By writing it there, we are making a commitment to ourselves and letting the community know that you are looking to make a change.
As far as setting those goals, I would encourage you to check out one of our older articles on setting smart goals (Specific-Measurable-Achievable- Realistic-Time Bound) but there are two other things that we would like to suggest as we look to make 2023 amazing!
First, be sure your link your outcome with a process goal. For example, if you are looking to get your first pull-up that pull-up is your outcome goal. Connect that goal with a process goal, like I am going to work on pull-ups 2 times per week. It’s these process goals that lead to us get to that magical outcome.
Secondly, follow up your goal with some sort of immediate action. Writing the goal on the whiteboard is a great start to getting to that accomplishment but we want to build some momentum to get there. To do that, make some sort of action, no matter how small. For example, to our pull-up example, after writing it on the board, do a 30-second dead hang. It’s a small step forward but every great accomplishment starts with that first step.
Finally, if you have any questions or looking for some guidance to achieve those goals, just email us at email@example.com. We are here to help and are so excited to see what growth we are going to see from you.