As we welcome in 2012, it’s common to look forward to a brand new year and the opportunities that await us. This is the time to set new goals, new resolutions and plan for the future. I love the idea of setting goals. That’s what helps define your desires and puts a time limit on them. This forces us to work harder in order to bring our goals into reality.
The secret to realizing a big goal or resolution is to work toward that goal EVERY DAY! This is where most of us fail to ever realize our goals. It’s exciting to look at the final destination but it’s the small, daily steps that lead to that finish line. Although the big goal might look very appealing, the work that must be done every day is often routine, boring and mundane. This is what separates the people who realize their goals from those who are ultimately disappointed.
When you set up your BIG goal, be sure to write out exactly what you are going to need to do every day, every week and every month in order to realistically achieve your dream. In Bodybuilding and Fitness, these goals can range from winning a contest to achieving a certain condition with your physique.
If you want to change your physique, you will need a game plan with both your training and nutrition program. Begin with the end in mind and write out exactly what you want your physique to look like at the finish line (the date you want to achieve your goal). You might need to bring your calves up an inch and a half to bring them in proportion with your thighs, you may need to get your waist down to 32 inches to rid your physique of all your subcutaneous bodyfat and create the ultimate V-taper. Maybe you want to bring your bench press up 50 pounds or increase your arms by 2 inches.
When you know what the final goal will look like, break down where you want to be each month in order to achieve your finished look. It’s going to take months of work to reach your final destination and each succeeding month should bring you closer to your big goal. By knowing where you need to be each month, you will be more motivated to do the work you need to do each day and each week.
If you really want to be successful, take the time to map out your strategy to achieve success. Winning doesn’t happen by accident. Plan to reach your individual goal and keep yourself accountable by doing what needs to be done each day and each week to make it happen. Good Luck to all of you in 2012 and here’s to your SUCCESS!!