Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Whether your goal is to become the next great athlete, to colonize Mars, or finally propose to that special someone; it is important to write them down.

When you write down your goals it acts like a command to your sub-conscious mind telling it that this is what you will do. If your goals are not specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely you will have a tough time reaching them.

An example that I like to use is if you are currently making $30,000/yr and want to make a $100k/yr and you put that as your goal you will never make it there because you have never made that amount of money before in your life. If you set a more reasonable goal of making 20% more this year and set out a road map of how you are going to achieve this you are 10x more likely to succeed.

The same thing goes for your fitness goals. If you have never worked out a day in your life and decide that tomorrow you are going to run a marathon your body will not like it. You can go out and show up to the race ready to go but having never trained for this race you will likely struggle. If you chose to start working out and running before the marathon your chances would be better. If you had trained for several races, ran and hired a trainer you would be able to achieve optimal results.

My final example is this if you were to join a gym and have no previous exercise experience you are more likely to achieve your goals if you hire a trainer and have them hold you accountable towards your goals.

Goals will help you reach those next steps in a more focused approach. Whether your goals relate to fitness or to other areas of your life. There is no better time than today to start keeping track of your goals.

Why should you have goals?

1. Keeps you on task
2. You are more likely to pursue your goals if you have them in writing.
3. If you write down a goal it is like a command to your sub-conscious mind telling it that this is what needs to be done.
4. It is another step towards establishing a new habit.
5. Set small goals in the beginning so that you can knock out little goals and start building momentum
6. Make sure that your goals are S.M.A.R.T. goals

Dedicated to helping you create your best self,

Ben Myslenski