Author: Scott Smith
Share your goals with at least three people, and be specific as possible.
This does not have to apply solely to a fitness related goal but any goal in life. Goal setting is a very important first step toward increasing our chances of getting what we want out of life, but without a game plan, a goal is only a wish. To take it one step further, a game plan that you are not disciplined enough to follow through on will remain only a dream.
I see so many, including myself, take the time to address the first two steps, but fail to take decisive action or stay committed to seeing the plan through.
Everyone needs accountability. Everyone. Professional athletes are some of the most disciplined folks on the planet, but the great ones are not too proud to employ a trainer to ensure they not only have a successful plan, but execute it at the highest level.
Now, hiring your own personal trainer is a great accountability tool, but you would be surprised what simply sharing your goals with a small number of others will do to keep you motivated. When you put something out there like that, it’s only instinctive to not want to disappoint. We all take pride in actually doing what we say we are going to do, and when you have other people following up and asking about your progress, you may find yourself making better decisions in between those conversations to ensure a positive update. And while this is not about not wanting to disappoint others, it is about keeping your priorities on the radar.
This week, I have already told three of my clients that I have been logging my food and re-structuring my diet so I can get down to 6% body fat for an upcoming photo shoot and improve my gut health so that I have more energy. And now I just told all of you…