“The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates
How do we get the most out of each day? Reflection is key. Gratitude and goal setting are two of the most beneficial behaviors we can adopt to improve the quality of our days.
As we focus on setting goals it is vital to remember the acronym S.M.A.R.T.
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Attainable
R – Realistic
T – Time Based
Two different ways you can create a goal are performance (generally focused on a physical or even academic accomplishment) or behavioral (generally focused on implementing a new behavior that usually will lead to achieving other goals).
An example of a well-written performance goal would be:
“I will add 5 pounds to my back squat in 30 days”
An example of a well-written behavioral goal would be:
“I will take 4 CrossFit classes per week for the next 4 weeks”
Performance and behavioral goals are both very important and can certainly work together, like the above two examples. Showing up to class 4 times a week will be a great way to help your fitness improve and based on the current programming focus can help increase your back squat numbers.
Other ways to increase the likelihood of achieving your goals include:
- Social challenge such as posting it on Facebook or the Gold Box Goals wall
- Negative consequences such as doing 500 burpees if you don’t achieve your goal
- Creating an action plan for the goal
Don’t forget to enjoy the journey and remember that it is a constant journey that will have great moments and some shitty ones. Learn from each bump in the road and #KeepCharging