Goal setting is important, but do it the wrong way and you’ll set yourself up for disappointment One thing to make sure of is that your goals are SMART.
Your goals are important, so they’re not something to be loosey goosey on! Make it specific. Do you want to “feel better?” What does that mean? Lose weight? Gain weight? Eat less ice cream? Be specific about what you want.
How will you know when you reached your goal? If you say you want to get better at pull-ups, how will you know when you got there? For example: I want to be able to do 10 unbroken toes-to-bar.
If you can’t do a strict pull-up or ring dip, setting a goal of getting a muscle-up may be a little too lofty. Instead, set your goal to be able to do 1 – 5 strict pull-ups and ring dips (depending on how close you are to getting there).
Is the goal relevant to you, or is it someone else’s goal that sounded cool? Sometimes we get too caught up in what other people are doing. Focus on yourself. What do YOU want?
If you don’t give yourself a time goal, you might never get there! Set a realistic amount of time to work on achieving the goal so that you can focus on it. If you give yourself too much time, you might procrastinate in getting it done. If you don’t give yourself enough time, you might not achieve it and then be faced with disappointment.
Some other BRICK-specific tips:
- Give yourself short-term goals to help you get to a long-term one.
Maybe you could get 100 Unbroken Double Unders by the end of the year, but right now you’re only at 10. Set goals that aren’t too far off. By February, get to 15. By March, get to 25. Etc…
- Use a coach.
That’s what we’re here for! Run your goal by us to see if we think it’s achievable and to help you come up with a plan to get there. We love you guys!