WELCOME TO THE START OF YOUR NEXT EVOLUTION
"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail"
We have all heard this saying but let's be honest how often do we put it into practice? Goal setting forms a crucial part of achieving any real objective in life. It allows you to put together the key elements and the roadmap that will be necessary to overcome the obstacles you will come up against. It will take your idea and help you to build a winning strategy turning your goals into a reality.
creating a plan will allow you to know exactly where your focus and time needs to be. Just think about your day or week so far, how much time have you wasted on things that are not in line with your values, goals or have just kept you away from time doing things you enjoy or want to really achieve in life?
To aid in your planning, I included a number of tasks to complete through this package, I have also outlined six key stages I want you to cover when putting together your plan. Fill in the boxes as you progress through the questions giving as much detail as you can, and don't worry if you want to add more or change your answer later simply just add or retype your answer clicking the tick box to save your response.
The clearer you can see the vision of your future self, what it will feel like and what will be necessary to accomplish your goals the greater you improve your chances of success. This is about getting out of your own way, letting go of all your excuses you have allowed yourself to get away with for so long and getting serious with yourself and what you want, it's about achieving the goals you have always wanted. We are all guilty of procrastinating over our dreams but what are we really waiting for?
THE S.M.A.R.T.E.R GOALS MODEL
When starting to create a plan, the SMARTER model of goal setting is a helpful tool as it gets you to ask yourself a range of questions helping you to bring clarity, focus, drive and direction to your goals. You will be able to break down your goals in such a way that you will know exactly what you want to achieve, what you need to do first, why, and the date you want to achieve it by.
Too often we set ourselves goals with no real plan or guidelines on how to achieve them often resulting in disappointment. A goal without a clear plan lacks direction making it hard to maintain momentum, know when adjustments are needed, or even know when the goal set has been achieved.
The last two letters of the Smarter model are to be completed as an ongoing process. Evaluating and reviewing your results during and after the completion of your program will be crucial to ensure that you keep on target with your goal and will allow you to make changes when they are needed. It is important to know that this is a template that should not be set in stone but as you progress and learn more you may find that adjustments may be required.
THE SMARTER MODEL BREAKDOWN:
Specific (What exactly do you want to achieve and why?).
Measurable (How much or by what amount do you want to achieve your goal by?).
Achievable (Do you agree that your goal attainable based on the parameters you have set?)
Relevant (Is your goal in line with your primary motivations and life-values at this moment in time, is it realistic?)
Time-bound (When do you want to achieve your goal by, how much time do you have and is it realistic?)
Evaluate (What are your results, have you hit your targets and goal in the time you wanted to achieve your goal by?)
Review (Did you plan work and was there anything you could have done to improve your results)
AIM ON COMPLETION:
1) You will know exactly what you need to focus on allows you to maximise your time and the benefit of each day and training session.
2) You will be able to see and measure your ongoing progress.
3) Make adjustments when necessary.
4) Be more prepared for when setbacks occur and trust me they will.
Visualisation is used by many of the worlds greatest achievers, it is one of the most powerful tools you can learn to use on a day to day basis when looking to maintain focus and drive towards your goals. Answering these questions will allow you to start to create a clear picture of yourself, a conversation of positive self-talk and a vision of what achieving your goal will look like. Often I find clients who find it difficult to progress or find themselves in a plateau often falling short of their goals are too vague when it comes to goal setting. Failure to be specific about what it is that you want to achieve often leads to disappointment, negative self-talk and a decrease of drive when setbacks occur. It is important when setting yourself a goal to be specific writing down your starting and finishing point. You need to ask yourself where your values lie, what it is that is most important to you, and whether your current habits, beliefs and desires are in line with what you want to achieve which will lead you onto the next questions.
Q1. WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?
To start to answer this question I want you to break your goal down into 4 individual parts. Take your time and imagine what it would actually feel like to achieve your goal, write down your answer in so much detail as possible creating a clear vision of what your goal is.
WHAT - What specifically do you want to improve or achieve?
WHY - Why is this goal important to you now?
HOW- How will achieving this goal affect you?
WHY- Why do you think you haven't already achieved it?
Q2. WHAT WILL IT TAKE?
Once you have a clear image in your mind of what you want to achieve you will then need to outline the main requirements that it will take for you to accomplish your goal. Things to consider may include current or past habits, lifestyle, areas of your training, nutrition and even psychological state.
2a.WHAT - What will I need to improve or become better at?
2b.WHAT - What skills or habits will I need to acquire or improve?
2c.WHAT - What challenges might I need to overcome?
2c.WHAT- What things could I do or put in place to help me overcome these challenges?
Q1. HOW OFTEN ARE YOU ABLE TO TRAIN A WEEK?