Goal setting is important in every facet of life. Goal setting is essentially the fuel to your dreams! Every accomplishment had to start with a goal and coincidentally it ends with that very same goal as well. Recognizing the importance of goal setting is crucial to being able to successfully create and achieve what you want in life, particularly from a health and fitness standpoint!
Let’s take a look at five reasons why goal setting is extremely important:
It Gives Us Direction
Just picture having to throw a dart with no target to aim at. If you chose somewhere random, why would you choose that place? Without knowing where to throw, you are aimlessly throwing without any direction, purpose, or idea of what will come of it. The same comes with your health and fitness goals! You need to have goals to know where to focus your energy. Without goals, we don’t have direction and we can’t properly focus and give our attention to what’s really important! Understanding the task ahead of us provides clarity and understanding!
By now, most of our members are familiar with the monthly reassessments. When we have goals, we can track how we are doing along the way and tangibly see how we are moving along the roadmap toward our goals! We can see what’s working, what’s not working, where need to improve, and where we know we are excelling! Tracking progress helps us to not veer off the path or stray away from the goal at hand and will make our likelihood of success much, much greater!
Keeps Us Focused
People often fail to stick with health and fitness goals because they get bored and distracted. When you are pointlessly doing something, it’s easy and natural to want to do something else. When you have a goal in mind, you keep pressing toward that goal with a mental image of what rewards are in store! When you have that mental image of success in your mind, you stay on track and remain undeterred throughout the process!
Having that mental image of success and those monthly reassessments gives us a level of accountability! We know we can’t simply put something off for another day or else we won’t stay on track! When we have that level of accountability, we tend to not procrastinate nearly as much. This is a trait that will manifest in the gym, but will spill over into your everyday life at home and at work as well!
Goals Motivate Us!
With all of that said, the number one thing a goal does is simply provide us motivation! We need incentive to accomplish the things we want in life! No matter what the reason, without motivation we lack the passion, energy, or drive to reach a milestone. When we have a goal in mind and we keep that mental image crystal clear in our minds, we remain motivated throughout the process and until we reach that goal! Once again, this is something that can begin in the gym, but you will see it show up in all aspects of your life!
Setting goals is important and Team Afterburn is here to help you not only set goals, but achieve them! Whatever your reason may be, it’s a good one! Check out our introductory, 6-week no commitment trial package at http://www.teamafterburn.com/6-weeks-trial-membership/ and also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamafterburn.