Welcome to the New Year!
We’ve all heard it (or read it): Twenty-twenty won.
Let’s all “lol”, roll our eyes, cry, or do whatever we need to do to find closure and move on.
Since it is January, it seems like an appropriate time to talk about goals. While goals may seem a tad bit overused, they are incredibly important.
When you see the word ‘goals’, you might immediately think of New Year’s resolutions and the fact that every January, you make the commitment to start running, eating more vegetables, or drinking more water, and then by the time January 7th rolls around, you have completely fallen off the bandwagon.
Welcome to the club.
Most people give up their New Year’s resolutions before January is over.
But, you don’t want to be like most people, right? riiiiiight?
You want to be someone who is striving beyond mediocrity; you believe in pushing boundaries and testing your limits.
If that rings true for you, then it’s time to start (or re-start) thinking about goals.
What can we learn from the New Year’s Resolution folks (and New Year’s Resolution failures)?
To sum it up REAL quick:
- It is false to assume that merely setting a goal will help you achieve it.
- You need to set goals that are appropriate for where you are currently at in your fitness/motivation/ability levels.
- If you don’t have a solid plan, it’s probably not going to happen.
Even if you are pretty happy with your performance and think you are at the top of your game, there is ALWAYS room for improvement.
Think of Mat Fraser who earned the title of Fittest Man on Earth at the 2016 through 2020 CrossFit Games. If you listen to some of his post-competition interviews, he is always looking for ways to improve. Even when he blows his competition out of the water, and second place is nowhere in sight, he mentions going back to the drawing board and taking in the lessons learned.
If you continue to prepare and train as you always have, you will continue to get the results that you have always gotten.
So, dream, set goals, set resolutions, set ideas in motion. But create some sort of plan for this year (and the next, and the next). And then start mapping out the steps to get there.
Next week we’ll share with you some tips and tricks to help create and keep your need habits – which will lead you towards your goals
See you on your mat,
Megan and Adam