The Year of You vs. Your Goals
Written by: Courtney Ford
With the New Year, every person across the planet is discovering or writing out their 2015 goals. A clean slate, as most call it, is at the touch of your fingertips. The world is ready and waiting for you to make big changes. 2015 is going to be YOUR YEAR!
But you want to know what stops us from making each year OUR YEAR?
Far too often in today’s culture do we compare ourselves to the people to our left and the people to our right. We live in this culture where we want to be better than the people who surround us; that just because they did a new craft project first, or they ran a new marathon before you did, or they traveled to a different country before you did, your self worth has gone down.
At CrossFit One Shot, we want you to make this year about YOU. How often in life do we really get to think about ourselves? We spend each day thinking about others, helping others and hoping others will love us. When it comes to your goals, MAKE THEM ABOUT YOU. Make them based on what you can already do and what you DREAM of doing.
Goal; the object toward which an endeavor is directed; an end.
CrossFit, at its core, is about setting and achieving goals.
Every time we set foot in the gym, we have a reason we are there. Sometimes the goal is very specific – we want to run a marathon, we want to hit 10 double unders, we want to lift the stretcher being a Paramedic. Other times our goals are very broad – we want to play with our kids more, we want to move better in a sport, we want to lose 20 pounds.
No matter what we do though, our time should be spent working toward a goal.
And not just any goal – OUR OWN GOAL. Not the person to the left or to the right of us’ goal. Our very own unique, specific, tailored to our own skill level goal.
The bottom line though? Whatever the goal is, work has to be put into accomplishing the goal.
Result: a consequence, effect, or outcome of something.
We create goals. And then we expect results.
That’s where a lot of us go wrong. We EXPECT.
Gone are the days of people feeling sorry for you. You want something? YOU NEED TO WORK FOR IT. Too many times we see people feeling sorry for themselves for not getting somewhere, or seeing someone else get there faster – only to look back and see there was no work put in.
Action: the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim.
It’s time to take action and make SMART goals. Start big and work your way backwards.
One of my goals is to row 500 miles in the year of 2015.
That is the big picture – 500 MILES!
Now to back my way into my goal:
Specific? 500 miles. Instead of saying I want to row lots of miles in 2015.
Measurable? I have a chart in my WOD book where I record each set of miles, the date, what setting I had the rower on and what my pace was at.
Attainable? I know that I need to row 42 miles each month or 10.5 miles per week in order to hit my goal.
Relevant? This is worthwhile because I want to kick my hate of rowing out of my system.
Time-Bound? Specific when the result will be achieved: by December 31, 2015.