Over the past 3 weeks, I have heard many of you speak about goals for the new year in regards to your health and fitness. I wanted to share with you some notes I took while listening to Greg Admundon speak about goal setting. My hope is that you find it useful in setting your goals so that 2019 is a PHENOMENAL year!
“The greatest adaptation to training takes place between the ears” – Greg Glassman
Goal – a specifically desired end state, expressed in the positive tense, which provides motivation and direction on the path to achievement.
Four Points of Performance for Goal Setting…
1. The goal must be specific and concise.
A person having a goal of wanting to do pull ups is vague. A person having a goal of wanting to do 5 strict pull ups in a row is more concise. Set concise goals.
2. The goal must be expressed in a positive tense.
I WANT to do a backward roll to support vs I don’t want to fall when trying this roll to support.
3. The goal must include a time frame that is challenging yet realistic and achievable.
I want to perform_____ by_______.
4. The goal MUST provide you with intense inspiration, motivation and direction.
Goals without a strong enough why rarely gets accomplished.
- In order to set and achieve a goal, we must have an accurate appreciation of our current ability.
- Eliminate negative words
- What we focus attention on, will increase in our lives
*Our thoughts and words WILL be the primary factor in focusing our attention.
Lasty, remember that….
Oppositions can set you back or be used to propel you forward. Learn to focus on the direction you want to go in spite of the direction your currently going. Example; Race care drivers are taught to focus on the direction they want to go in spite of their car spinning out of control.
“Thoughts and words will determine your actions which will create habits that develop your character which will ultimately determine your destiny.”
Cheers, Je’ Von