If your trainer, teacher, mentor, or daddy doesn’t teach you how to set goals, then you need to keep reading.
In my last post, I ended with a mention of the 5 year plan.
Now, we’re talking “the best year of your life”! (That is of course until you get so good at goal setting that you extend the skill set you are about to develop into eternity).
So, let’s suppose that we might be thinking that our five year goal is to be in better shape or maybe to be a good basketball player. These goals are not SMART. What does being in better shape mean? What is a good basketball player?
These goals will fail you, and you will fail in achieving these goals. They are not specific or truly measurable.
A SMART goal in terms of a five year goal to enhance physical fitness could be to complete 20 5k runs throughout that period. It could be to compete in 20 ballroom dance competitions by that time. It could be to bench press and squat a combined weight of 600 pounds. All of these are specific, measurable, attainable (attainability of course differs from person to person), relevant, and time-bound.
I tend to recommend that health and wellness goals are performance based because I generally recommend that people cultivate a lasting wellness lifestyle. It helps to find hobbies and activities that are physically demanding. Share these with your family members, and the whole family’s health will improve.
In the next blog we are going to countdown to 4, 3, 2, and 1 year from the writing of your goal. Soon, we will be able to figure out the things we need to do on a daily basis to be make this year great!
By Billy Lee