What does it take to achieve your training goals?Here are a few steps to being the master of yourself
Write your goals
If you want to achieve any goal, whether it’s losing 20 pounds, putting on muscle, or learning to defend yourself indefinitely, you need to write down your goals. If you just tell yourself, “I’m going to lose weight,” you’ll likely never see the results. At least by writing it down, you have seen it, felt it, and have a reminder. Leave that note, that goal, somewhere that you walk passed every day, as a reminder to yourself that you WILL achieve your goal(s).
One of the biggest components to success in anything is accountability. To all of my Krav Maga students, I ask what their top three goals are, and I remind them of their goals every so often, to see if they’re staying on track, and more importantly, remind them of what they came to me wanting.
Give that person the “Okay” to stay on you
You need to, once you’ve chosen the person you want to tell about your goal, give them the go-ahead to check up on you and hold you accountable. We are ten times more likely to stick to something, if we have someone else holding us to our commitments that we don’t want to let down.
A perfect example of this is a significant other – we never want to disappoint those we care most about. You can also call upon a best friend who you know cares about your well being hold you accountable. The key is picking the right person who will call you, text you, Facebook Message you, and whatever else they need to do, to remind you that you made a commitment.
Make a gameplan and stick to it
I have all of my Krav Maga, CQC, and Fitness students create a 2x/week (or 3x/4x) schedule based on their goals, and I hold them to it. If they miss one class, I text or call them to find out what happened. So, the first thing you need is a schedule to stick to. then you need the plan of attack!
You need a clear plan for what’s going to happen when you stick to that schedule. If you have a trainer, like my students, then you’re already a step ahead, but if you don’t, you need to figure out exactly how you are going to achieve those goals.
Evaluate, Adjust, and Celebrate
Evaluate how far you’ve come and whether or not you are happy with the results.
The truth behind goals is that you’re never done growing, so once you’ve reached your desired destination, you need to adjust the goal, make it new, and set your new course of action.
Celebrate the victory of achieving your goal, no matter how great or small. A step in the right direction is worth celebrating; just don’t get carried away with the celebration – you need to stay focused!
Thank you for taking the time to read the blog, and please feel free to leave a comment down below, regarding your thoughts about achieving your training goals.