Happy New Year!
Before you move forward to set new resolutions for 2020, let’s take a moment to look back and reflect on your results in 2019.
Did you accomplish your goals this past year?
Whether you did or didn’t, answer these 5 Questions for insight into how to make your 2020 goals a success.
1️. Were your goals clearly written down and reviewed regularly?
If you’re ambiguous about what you are setting off to achieve then it will never culminate in anything concrete.
By writing down your goals in specific, clear terms and reviewing them regularly, you’ll be on track to achieve huge things in 2020.
Also, having habit based health and fitness goals is a sure way to succeed.
Such as, aiming to exercise 3-4 times per week is a great habit that will assist your health goals in 2020.
2. Did you use the SMART System for defining your goals?
Many of us will vaguely remember SMART goals from school.
SMART Is an acronym for setting achievable goals.
It stands for SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ATTAINABLE, REALISTIC and TIME BOUND.
Don’t skip over this step – setting SMART goals is the difference between achieving your dreams and having yet another year slide by without any measurable results to show for it. Use the SMART filter for setting goals — and REFLECT on and REVIEW your RESULTS with regularity.
3️. Did your goals align with your values?
This one is HUGE!!
If your goal was to lose weight and to achieve a lean, fit, healthy body for the long term then maybe a fad diet such as a juice diet isn’t the most sustainable way to do this?
Finding a way to eat your treats in moderation is key for this.
Perhaps you saw exercise as a punishment to be avoided? Your value system must line up with your goals. In fitness this means having a positive attitude about exercise and healthy eating.
4️. Did you create accountability around your goals?
Who did you tell about your goal to lose the weight. reduce your alcohol consumption and sleep more?
If you kept it to yourself then you missed out on a huge opportunity for accountability and support.
This support is what you lean on through the tough times when jumping off the waggon seems like the only option.
Friends, family or even a group of like minded individuals can really help to keep you focussed but also to relate to your struggles too.
Take a moment to reflect on the answers to these questions above BEFORE answering the next question.
5️. What was the root cause of not achieving your 2019 goals?
I don’t know what your specific root cause of failure was, only you do, but I can tell you confidently that if you do the above and join our programme in 2020 you will have all of the tools you need to achieve the success that has always alluded you.
You get one shot — one life — so what are you waiting for?
It’s time to expand, grow, seek & achieve.
Feel the fire — fall down, get up, shake it off and get back in the game.
Write your smart goals that align with your values and be accountable to someone.
2020 has the potential of being the best year yet… but it starts right now.
To your success,
Coach JB, Helping Busy Men & Women in Highbury