Having clear concise goals is the key to your success. Without knowing what you want , how will you know where you’re going? “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” – Earl Nightingale. When planned properly, your goals will provide the roadmap you need to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.
I’ve found that there are 3 specific questions you need to answer when it comes to setting goals:
# 1: What do you want?
What is it that you want to achieve? If you’re an athlete maybe you want to gain velocity, run faster, jump higher or hit the ball with more power. If your adult maybe you want to build muscle, lose fat or just tone up.
Regardless of what it is you want to achieve, it’s important to set a clear goal. And the more specific you can get the better. So instead of just saying “my goal is to build muscle”, say “my goal is to build 5 lbs of muscle in the next 5 months”. Here’s another example. Instead of just saying” My goal is to gain velocity”, say ” I want to gain 3 MPH in the next 4 months”.The more specific you get, the more measurable and attainable the goal will be.
# 2: Why do you want it?
Without a big enough reason why you want to achieve your goal, it becomes infinitely more difficult to attain it. Finding your “why” isn’t easy and it will take some time and deep thought but when you do find it, you’ll have all the ammo you need to get there.
# 3: How will you get it?
Now that you know what you want and why you want it, you need to create the map to get you there. This is the part where most people get stuck because they try to find the right map before they know where the map is going.