Are you setting daily goals alongside your short, medium & long term goals?
We all know the importance of goal setting for short medium and long term targets. However daily goals can be equally important in getting you to where you want to be. Firstly if you haven’t set short, medium and long term goals… Get them down on paper NOW! Short term 3 months, medium term 6 months and long term 12 months. Make sure your goals are SMART; Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Time Phased.
Set daily goals, write them down & make them visible
1-2 goals per day
So once you’ve set your short, medium and long term goals. You need to start giving yourself daily goals keep it limited to 1-2 goals per day. These are what I like to call process goals. They are like the small blocks in your overall goal the big blocks being your bigger goals. When all put together they will make your house which is your long term goal!
Goals get S**T done!
Write them down and make them visible. This could be on a piece of paper that you pin on your desk at work, a post-it-note that you stick to your wallet or purse or simply a reminder that you put in your mobile phone or diary. Your are more likely to achieve the goal if you keep it in the forefront of your mind so… WRITE IT DOWN AND MAKE IT VISIBLE!
Follow The KISS System KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!
The simpler your goal is the more likely you are to achieve it and go about the processes needed to complete that goal. Remember we are talking about daily goals in this blog so there’s no point in saying I’m going to climb Kilimanjaro today (unless its a long term goal pre planned and trained for), that’s not a daily goal. Here are some good examples of daily goals:
- I will drink 2 litres of water today
- I will perform 10 push ups today
- I will go for a 20min walk/run today
- I will eat protein at lunch and dinner today
- I will eat 5 portions of fruit/veg today
- I will read and complete one page of my fitness journal today
- I will take the stairs instead of the lift today
- I will do 5-10 mins stretching/foam rolling today
- I will take 2-4 fish oil capsules today
You get the idea…
With all of these examples you can see that they are simple, but more importantly they are SMART, plus they can all be measured and achieved in one day!
You may want to take your daily goal and repeat it so your daily goal becomes a habit and then you can adapt and change them as you improve and meet your daily goals!
So lets review…
- Set longer goals first (big blocks)
- Set daily goals (follow the KISS system Keep IT Simple Stupid)
- Make sure all your goals are SMART (Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Time-Phased)
- Write down your goals and make them VISIBLE!
- Once you’ve achieved your daily goal make it a habit by, reviewing, repeating and adapting!
Now you know how important daily goals are… Take out your pen or phone and jot down a daily goal/s, make them visible to yourself and others. Why not write daily goals for the whole week!?
If you need further ideas on goal setting or you need help achieving your goals by having a structured plan and through a dedicated support system then get in touch via my websitewww.aliwestpt.co.uk or contact me direct 07703056068 to book a FREE, NO OBLIGATION consultation.
Thanks for reading!