I believe that it is highly important and useful to have a goal for the
I like to compare this to a captain sailing a ship. If this captain is starting off going north, but he doesn’t have a compass, he will eventually wander off course and have no idea where he’s going to end up. Having a goal is huge, which is why my programs have a theme, something along the lines of “increase the
Five elements of a useful goal.
Number one, you must have a specific goal, such as “50 pounds in 10 weeks.” This goal needs to be as detailed as possible.
The next element is that it needs to be measurable. Your goal must be something that can be clearly evaluated. It’s not enough to just say “increase
You also need to make your goal challenging. You can’t say “I’m going to take 6 years to increase my
Next, you want to remind yourself of these goals all the time: write them down, post them in places that you see a lot, like your refrigerator, your mirror, your car, and even bring them to work! You want to be looking at your goals and remembering throughout the day that this is what you are working towards. This is all going to motivate you more.
Another thing that a lot of people do, whether they’re entering a competition or a bodybuilding show, whatever they may be doing, they leave a back door open-they don’t tell anyone that they are doing it because they always think they might drop out at the last second. However, I want you to go and tell everybody what your goal is. Sharing you goal with other people makes you accountable for what you’ve said you’re going to do. This makes it more likely that you will follow through.
These are just a couple tips I have on setting goals. I think it’s really important, not just in fitness or lifting weights, but in anything and everything you do in life, to set small goals for yourself that all lead up to the long term goals you have in mind.