Have you ever set yourself a goal and hit it?
Have you ever set yourself a goal and missed it?
If like me you answered yes to both questions you're probably wondering why you hit some goals but not all of them.
Here are 3 tips that helped me to hit my goal to lose 2 stone last year.
Own the goal!
I've always known that I should lose weight, but never really wanted to. It was society's goal, not mine.
Thanks to cycling now I want to lose weight so I can enjoy my cycling more, especially those hills.
It has become my goal!
Therefore make sure it is your goal, not someone else's, or you will always be struggling to hit it.
Don't just think it. Ink it
"Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant's into cans; dreams into plans and plans into reality.
Don't just think it. Ink it!"
It is important to write down your goals and keep referring to them, ideally read them out aloud before you go to sleep and then when you wake up.
Writing out your goals is a massive subject, so do some research.
I got a free CD from this site a couple if years ago which helped. Not sure if its still the same one on there.
Share your goals and your progress!
This is part of the reason I am writing this blog, to keep me motivated.
It has helped!
I've set myself a monthly target of 130 miles. Towards the end of January I was on 119 miles, this is more than I averaged last year, so pretty good.
However I didn't want to update my blog saying I has missed the mark by 11 miles.
So I moved a few lessons around so I could go out for another ride on Monday morning, and hit 132 miles!
It felt great updating the blog, saying I had hit my first goal.
I hope this helps you hit more of your goals, whatever they might be.
Let me know how you get on.