22 Jan The G-Force Source: are you being accountable to your goals?
“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound. Rebuild those plans and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”
— Napoleon Hill
Goals are a focus at G-Force CrossFit this year and we’ve already started our push to make sure our athletes have goals in mind. Goals are imperative for progress, but goals without plans to achieve them are about as useful as 1 ply toilet paper and about as achievable as an Australian who doesn’t understand Chinese doing Chinese algebra.
Have you heard of the S.M.A.R.T formula for goals? It originated in 1981 with its main message helping you set smarter goals. Goals must be Specific; know exactly what it is you want to achieve at the end. A lifting number or workout time? They’re basic but specific. Goals must be Measurable; are you actually getting closer to achieving your goal? You should be able to measure your progress. Goals must be Attainable. If your goal is to know exactly what women want, you’re doomed to fail. You may as well wipe the slate clean and start over. Goals must be Relevant to you; for us at G-Force, fitness-related goals are relevant and our main focus. Lastly, goals must be Time-bound; have an end date so that you’re not hacking away at your goals till the day you’ve turned grey and senile.
We’ve cleared our goals board and we want to see you all add new ones for this year. There are already some goals on the board which is great to see, but our push second to you actually having goals is creating plans to achieve them.
Set S.M.A.R.T goals then begin planning how you’re going to attack it.
Are you being accountable to your goals? This is our question to you this week in the Source.
What have you done to achieve your goals? If you’re wanting your first muscle-up, have you spoken to your coaches about progressions? If you want to snatch better, are you being coached on the snatch? If you want to increase your squat, are you doing extra accessories to strengthen your legs? These are all questions to you, asking you if you’re being accountable to your own goals.
If you’re serious about your fitness this year and have goals in mind, have you sought out a coach at G-Force for a one-on-one private session? These are now available as per the announcement in last week’s edition of the Source.
Don’t merely exist. Instead, live for something to work towards. Keep reaching for the boundless stars where there are no limits.
You can quote coach Met on that one.
See you all in the gym.