RevoPT Trainer Jaimie is a long course triathlon competitor and an expert in how to set goals in both the long and short term to ensure that you will be successful.
She is a massive believer in following a process as it has helped her in her journey to become an Ironman athlete who trains with Holistic Endurance.
Jaimie believes that a goal is something that you can’t stop thinking about, something that motivates you every single day to get out of bed every morning to get it done!
We hope you read on and enjoy insight into goal setting and that it spurs you onto bigger things in your own life.
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The three crucial steps in setting your goals.
1. Be a goal digger –
Setting goals helps you paint a clear picture of what you are wanting to achieve. However setting a goal needs to be done in a ‘smart’ way. That way you understand exactly what it is you want to achieve. Determining why you want to achieve a particular goal will be the underlining factor that is going to help keep you accountable, especially when things begin to get tough. Knowing your ‘why’ or ‘purpose’ for doing something can sometimes be tough to figure out, but once you do, your reasoning will be clear from the start of your training allowing you to pursue your goal unimpeded. This will aid with motivation to ensure youreach your goal. When setting a goal its crucial to keep in mind the following-
Make It Specific: Who, What, Where, When, Why, Which – what exactly is it you want to achieve? Loose the fluff around what you want to do by making it specific. Instead of saying you want to lose weight, say ‘I want to lose 4kg’ Or instead of saying I want to get fit, define to yourself what fit actually means to you? Fit can mean many different things across the board, but if the definition of fit is clear to you then it is personal, therefore you are more likely to chip away at it.
Make it Measurable: From A to B – How can you measure your progress to keep you on track of reaching your goal? When setting a goal we need to have benchmarks during the process to keep us on track. These are generally smaller milestones which contribute to the end goal. For example, if your goal is to run a marathon, you might enter in a 5km or 10km and then onto a 21km fun run as part of training plan and progress.
Make It Achievable: How – Ensure your goal is reasonable, don’t set the standard so far out of reach that you begin to put too much pressure on yourself to get it done in such a short amount of time. Also give yourself credit, don’t set the standard to low for yourself so that it’s a walk in the park. Find that sweet spot.
Be Realistic: Worthwhile – Is this goal worthwhile doing for you? How are you going to feel after completing it? Making sure this goal is consistent with other factors in your life that will help support your short and long term plans. This part of your goal planning ties in perfectly with your ‘why’!
Be Timely: When – When do you want to have this goal achieved by? Make this concrete! Is it something that can be achieved within a week, month, year? Ensure you have given yourself sufficient time to do it but not also not cutting yourself to short with an unrealistic time frame.
2. Find your tribe –
‘Find your tribe and love them hard’ This is a very important when setting goals. By surrounding yourself with people who will help you achieve your goals or have the same interest as you will naturally lift you up and encourage you to keep on track. They are the people you can go to if things are getting tough, they will help push you in the right direction.
Like they say, you become more like the 5 people you spend the most time around. So surround yourself with the people who you want to be like. Then work your butt off.
Your goal will dictate your tribe. Some examples of people you may need in your tribe and how to find them include;
– Tell the world your goal; lets be honest the more people who know your goals the better. Having the support from family, friends, colleges is going to make the journey more successful. And you may even get people join you!
– Seeking a professional; having an expert in the field is going to accelerate the process. Having someone look over what you are doing is going to avoid a lot of the trial and error. Find someone who has already made the mistakes so you won’t need to. This also creates another layer of accountability when you have someone who is putting in just as much work into the equation as you are. They’ll help to keep you honest.
3. Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day –
Lets be real here, as much as we would love to have the greatest day EVERY day, there are going to be sessions, or times, or moments, days, or nights, even weeks (if we let it) where stuff just gets in the way. Where our plan of attack to crush our goals start to crumble. But hey, that’s just life, things happen that are completely out of our control. But what we do have control of is how we deal with it. Changing the way we see something can completely change our behaviour and emotion attached to our goal.
For example – work is really stressful and you miss multiple sessions that you have scheduled for the week. This can be frustrating as you are trying to make positive changes in your life. Instead of getting upset or frustrated about it, accept that work is busy, but because you missed the class, always keep a pair of runners in the car and put them on and get out the door for a 20min walk instead before you get home. It may not be a class at here at RevoPT, but at least you got out for a walk in the fresh air instead. You’ll feel much better than if you had done nothing at all. Plan the following day out so you are as prepared as possible and are able to leave work on time to get to the next class.
When things begin to really start to get tough, you may even begin to be questioning yourself. During this time it is really important to look back at your original goal and the reason ‘why’ you want to achieve it. What was the purpose of this goal. If the why is strong enough it will motivate you to keep on going and give you the strength to push these obstacles aside!
RevoPT Trainer: Jaimie-Lee Brown
For Jaimie-Lee, being fit is about finding balance. Having goals is great, but Jamie-Lee believes that health comes from more than PB’s and strict diets. It comes from training hard and resting well, making time for work and play and enjoying nutritious foods and naughty ones.
Growing up, Jaimie-Lee was never a keen runner and struggled to get through 5km. Now, she runs Marathons and competes in Triathlons.
Exercise has changed Jamie-Lee’s life. After spending years helping others find their best-self, she took the time to find her own and believes that’s a feeling everyone deserves.
You can learn a little more about Jaimie on her full personal trainer profile on our website here: revo.pt/jaimieleebrown
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