Goal setting is an important and useful method for deciding what you want to achieve in your life, separating what’s important from what’s irrelevant, or a distraction, motivating yourself and building your self-confidence, based on successful achievement of goals.
I find goal setting is what keeps me on my game and motivated. I am continuously reviewing, reflecting and updating my goals to keep me going and to appreciate the satisfaction of how far I have come and the goals I have accomplished to date.
So when I’m looking at setting my goals I follow the SMART goal setting framework…
By following this goal setting SMART framework I find that it allows me to really think about what I’m making my goals and if they are do-able. Now I don’t walk on water as some of my friends like to put it … I am only human, there are goals I haven’t completed or met, partly because I am an over-commiter and over-acheiver and well because I don’t walk on water. But also due to the fact that I have overlooked areas withing the SMART framework. So find below a little break down of SMART goal setting I feel helps me when planning my goals based off the SMART concept.
Of course there are a variety of goal setting frameworks available online, you just have to find what works for you and go with it. Hope this helps, go nut out your goals for November! Tonight I will report to you my goals for November, let me know what yours are below!
& remember; if it doens’t challenge you … it doesn’t change you.
I agree completely. I recently wrote about how important goal setting is and tracking progress. I’m old school and write everything in a notebook as I lift. I look forward to following you.
Me too!!! Whilst I gym I write down on a A4 sheet of paper then I will file it in a display folder, then enter it into my spreadsheet at the end of the week. Likewise!! It’s good finding people with the same like-mindness 🙂
Goal setting is key to making any progress with fitness, but more importantly, like you put in your article, SPECIFIC goals. Great job incorporating the SMART framework. As for me, my goal is to ramp up my training for a half-marathon in December 🙂
Hey There! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Indeed it is. Good luck for your marathon in December!!