“It’s easy to be on the bottom, it doesn’t take any effort to be a loser… but it takes everything within you to say… I am going to challenge myself”
Good morning CFTP,
Last week we had a great story from Steve Arnoldus. I would like to thank him again for his willingness to share his story. I will be asking others to do this in the future because we all have a story to tell and I love hearing them.
Today, I am going to focus on something that has changed my life. Goal setting. As many of you may or may not know, I served an LDS mission to Thailand and after my 2 years I had no idea what I was going to do with my life. So I set out a 5 year goal and chose the best path to accomplish those goals. Without this goal setting process I don’t believe I would be where I am today.
Goals can be either short term or long term. The keys to good goal setting is that you set a goal that is measurable. There really is no good in setting a goal like I want to be skinnier or I want to be more fit. These are just wishes. To progress your goal needs to be specific. Not only should your goal be specific but it needs to have a time frame.
I ask every new member that comes into The Point what their goals are with CrossFit. It is important for me to know what you plan to get out of training. Without goals you are just running around and lifting things with really no measurable means of progress. Along with setting goals we need a means to be responsible for those goals. If we don’t have someone there to keep us honest then many times these goals become unattainable.
So with this in mind I would like to put out a challenge to everyone. I would like for you to write down your goals for the upcoming year. They don’t all have to be fitness related but the fitness related ones are the ones I would like to hear about. I want you to make a list of your short term and long term goals. Make them goals that can be measured and checked off. Once you get this list together I want you to email me your goals. This accomplishes the second part of goal setting and that is having someone to report to. Now if your goal is I will be in the gym at least 4 days a week then I want you to email me every week and tell me how that week went. If your goal is to have a bandless pullup by January 31st, then I expect an email on February 1st telling me if you accomplished that goal and if not then what we need to do to get it done as soon as possible. If you have a goal but you are unsure of what steps to take to accomplish that goal then I say include it and let’s brainstorm together to figure out what we need to do to get you there. i.e. Make it to the CrossFit Regionals…
I am going to make you responsible for the goals you put down and send to me. We all have potential to do amazing things but we first must have a vision of what we want to accomplish. Let’s make this upcoming year our best yet. Set goals that improve your life and improve the way you live life.
I can’t wait for 2014. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together as a team. I can’t wait to see you accomplish and then exceed your own expectations.
EMAIL ME YOUR GOALS AT firstname.lastname@example.org