2014 is here and what better time than now to set some goals? Here are some suggestions on how to set SMART goals:
Specific - What is it you specifically want to achieve? A double bodyweight back squat? 5 strict pull ups? Sub 7 minute mile? Really sit down and ask yourself what you're trying to accomplish and honestly commit to it. The idea here is to avoid vague goals: get stronger, get faster, be better at pull ups. Assign a number, value, or target to your goal.
Measurable - The point of a measurable goal is so that you actually know when you meet it. If your goal isn't measurable, then you could spin your wheels forever without having a clear idea of whether you're successful or not.
Actionable - Your goal should be something in your control, something that pushes you to achieve it, and something that you can aggressively work towards.
Realistic - Your goals should be based in reality and incremental. If you can't run a warm up lap without stopping, setting a goal to run a sub 3 hour marathon isn't realistic. Conversely, if you can deadlift 500 pounds, setting a goal to deadlift 315 pounds isn't relevant.
Timed - Put a "by-when" date on your goals. This will motivate you to work towards that goal because you've committed to a timetable.
After you've set your goal, commit to it with reckless abandon. Your goals should be a reflection of yourself and that things that are most important to you. Don't let someone else dictate your goals to you, don't let someone else belittle your goals. Set your goals and attack them with a sense of urgency because of how important they are to you.
So set your goals and share them with all of your peeps at CF818! We have our 2014 Goal board set up on the whiteboards near the rowers, so get in there and share your goals.
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Posted by Armen.