Goal Setting For 2018

Cory Gregory

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    2017 is coming to a close and with that, goals for the new year begin to take form. Every year people make “New Year Resolutions” and set goals for the upcoming year. To ensure you do not become the stereotype of someone who quits on their resolution within the first two weeks you must have a strategy for choosing and executing on your goals. 

    Every year, on the back end of December I’m thinking about how I am going to get better in the next year. I’m thinking about it from this day up until the first. Whether you write them in your phone, on a napkin or in a journal doesn’t matter. Whether you are sober, or a little intoxicated at a party it does not matter. Begin the process of thinking today, if you haven’t already. You need to have them locked in by the time the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. Set at least 3 goals that are inside the gym or fitness related then set 3 more goals that are outside of the gym, that are work or family related. Have 6-8 goals set and written down somewhere you can see them daily. Post them where you will remember to look at them. Review and reflect each day when you wake up and before you go to bed. This reflection will make a huge difference in the execution of your goals. Having these goals staring you down every day can make you feel much needed pressure, and that is a good thing. It will put daily pressure on you to achieve something that otherwise would have no immediate consequences for failure. Looking at them in the morning will help you strategize your day, to come up with an action plan for what you will do to move closer toward those goals. You can’t do everything in one day but each day and each action is a building block. Little by little, day by day they get pieced together and the results begin to compound. 

    Coming back to the list at night gives you time to perform a quick post game analysis. During this time, you can reflect on what worked, how you killed progress towards your list that day or take notice of what got in the way so you can adjust and be better the next day and the day after. It’s all about improving little by little each day because over time the big changes occur. That daily accountability will make you better in 2018. Put that pressure on yourself to bring more to the game, to stop being mediocre, to stop accepting anything less than putting your best foot forward and achieving what you set out to. I always put pressure on myself to be better and I believe you should to. It all starts with those 3-4 goals in the gym and 3-4 goals outside the gym. Here's to a very successful 2018 Let's GO!

 

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