Every day we all wake up and proceed to complete a series of tasks. We eat, we work, we (hopefully) work out. Why do we do these things? We do them because they are a means to an end. That end we hope to reach is a goal. If you are not constantly setting, achieving, and updating your goals, you are merely taking up space.
We’ve all heard the adage, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there.” What you didn’t know is that this was actually said in direct reference to goal setting. Setting goals intelligently is the most undervalued aspect of goal achieving process. Our goals need to be realistic, if you decide to lose fifty pounds in a month, odds are you’ll finish the month pretty disappointed. But if you decide to lose one pound every week, you have an achievable, realistic goal, and each week you lose a pound your motivation builds to keep it going.
The next aspect we need to consider is motivation. If there is no reason of personal importance to motivate you, you will almost surely fail at your goals. Once you set your realistic goal, will power is the name of the game. So how do we exercise will power? By remembering our motivation. So when you hit that moment of weakness, you can call on whatever deeply personal reason you want to accomplish your goal, and then decide to do what is necessary to achieve it, and not do anything to hinder your success.
So, we set a realistic goal, we have a clear motivating factor for achieving this goal, we use our will power to avoid anything that would derail our success, and we achieve our goal! What now? Now we set another goal, and repeat.
Keep in mind that any goal, fitness related or otherwise takes time. Nobody accomplished any great thing overnight; every success story has years of hard work behind it that we may not have seen. The process of achieving a goal is just as important as the goal itself; diligently and intelligently pursues your goals. And for your health and fitness goals, thanks for letting us at CFDR be a part of them.
Workout of the Day
5 rounds for time of:
*Tabata Style. Athlete must rest 10 seconds every 20 seconds*
Score = Total time to completion, including the rest.