Setting Goals for 2018!

Setting Goals for

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Well it sure has been a while haha, I do apologize. I have been busy with training and getting some new things done for work that I can’t wait to announce! However it’s time to get goals ready for the new year. I wanted to make a post to help you out so you can make this new year a breeze!!

Breaking down your goals to find your “why”

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Let us start with a break down of your goals. What I mean by this is come up with your “why”. You may know what your goal is but why do you want to achieve it? Why is it important to you? You should come up with a “why” statement that will be able to motivate you on the days you are tired and don’t feel like doing anything.

So lets say you want to lose weight, well nice. You have the “what” but now you need the “why”. Maybe you need to lose 20 lb for a health reason which should be a huge motivation. Maybe you are an athlete that wants to be faster. That’s good but why? Do you want a starting spot, or a better chance of outrunning defenders? Do you want a fast 40 yard dash time to get noticed by college teams? Find out your “why” and this journey will become 2x more smoother.

 

Be specific

This kind of goes along with my statement above. Be as specific as possible so don’t just say that your goal is to “lose weight” say how much weight you want to lose if that is your goal. Example, “my goal is to lose 20 pounds in 2-3 months”.

By doing something as little as being specific in your goal setting, you are opening yourself up to being able to tell if you are on track. So if you see you only lost 5 pounds in a month and still have 15 pounds to go within 2 more months then you may have to kick it up a gear.

 

Write them down on paper

This is another tip that literally changed the game for me. When I started to write goals down on paper or on a bored then it was “write” there in front of me… see what I did there?lol

Okay really though, try this out. Grab a piece of paper from a notebook laying around in your house and a pen. Now write some of your goals down and grab a few pieces of tape so you can tape it up. This is where it can be more of an impact. Tape it where you will see it EVERYDAY when you wake up and right before you fall asleep. I used to put it right above my light switch. I now have a big bored on my wall that states my year goals, monthly and daily, yes I said daily. This brings me to my next point…

 

Break it down to a daily mission

So I will come up with 3-6 main goals for a year. These are almost like a task list I live by that year. From there, I will break it down to goals I can accomplish in a month. After I look at those, I take it a step further. I break it down to a daily mission of little goals.

Lets say I want to own a gym and thats a year goal. I break that down each month to get myself to that end goal. So the first month of goals might consist of preparing a business plan and finding possible locations for my gym. When I break those down into daily goals it may look like a list with taking time to do some critical thinking about the business aspect of the gym. I may also drive around local areas and scout out competition to see what could be improved and what is working quiet well for them. So on and so on, you get the point, that would be how I break down my goals to a daily mission.

 

Make a checklist

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If you have followed me for a while then you will know I am a huge fan of checklist and what they stand for. I believe incorporating a checklist on your wall by your light switch is a huge help and creates self-discipline. Every morning you wake up, you turn on your light switch. Every evening you go to bed, you hit your light switch. There is something about checking a task off or a goal that you want to get done. You get a good feeling inside about it because its a sign of self accomplishment. There is nothing better to motivate you than a checklist!

 

Enjoy the process

This is literally the most important part and the key to being happy in life… Enjoy the process. It can take years to conquer some goals depending on what they are, why not enjoy the ride?? I have heard a lot of successful people say it wasn’t the destination that was the best part but the journey they went through to get there. So with that being said, pick a goal and attack it with a head of steam. Take on these goals and have fun doing it.

 

I wish you all nothing but love, support and luck with a new year upon us! I hope you all make the most of it!! Thank you to all that have supported me in doing what I love, I appreciate it more than you know. I am looking to grow my business, followers and everything else I can through another year! Have a great day and enjoy time with your loved ones but make sure you still make sometime to tackle your daily goals for today.

Also, I am taking more 1 on 1 online training clients at this time so please email me at Costafitness1@gmail.com to get in touch about how we can work together to achieve your goals and make 2018 the best year yet for you!!

Happy New Year!!

-Alex Costa-

 

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