Chasing your goals is one of the hottest topics in more than just the fitness world. It is the driving force of reaching a target. Goals give us purpose and perspective in pursuing the chase. Goals are easily the center of attention when you want to see progress in and out of the gym. Let’s cover 3 ways not to reach your goals.
- First, goals have yet to be established or written down. Think of it like throwing darts without a dart board. You have 75% of what it takes to play the game of darts. The board must present the target. A goal without a target will lead to burnout and ultimately result in quitting.
- Secondly, you are chasing someone else’s goals. For Example, someone could be a social media influencer, family member, friend, or co-worker. Many times we find ourselves aspiring to be like an individual versus being inspired to become the best version of ourselves. We live in a fast-paced world which pushes us to become so consumed by others’ success that we tend to forget our own wins/successes.
Goal setting isn’t for everyone; however, it is a great tool for the majority of individuals looking to make progress.
- Lastly, our set goals don’t hold enough weight. Meaning they don’t have much priority to stick to them. For instance, there are two individuals who want to lose fifteen pounds. One person says if I lose 15 pounds it is what it is versus the other individual states they will do whatever it takes to reach their goals. When a goal holds higher importance, you will find yourself with greater focus and willingness to reach your goals.
In conclusion, you must decide if setting goals is right for you or not. Goal setting isn’t for everyone; however, it is a great tool for the majority of individuals looking to make progress. Chasing goals should be fun and challenging. One thing to keep in mind about setting goals is to be SMART about it. Basing your goals on SMART is simple, measurable, attainable, reasonable, and time-sensitive.