What are you aiming at?

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What are you aiming at?
 Zig Ziglar once said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” And each of us knows from our own experience that he is right.  The general flow of human life tends to be toward ease and comfort.  One day flows into the next, and many of us never quite get around to turning our good intentions into reality.

Those ‘good intentions,’ while no doubt admirable, tend to remain unrealized mainly because they are too vague.  Vague ideas are impossible to focus on and aim for; they are moving targets.

Do you have moving targets in your life?  Perhaps you want to eat a more healthy diet or lose the winter weight that has crept upon you.  Maybe you just want to establish a regular workout routine and stick with it this time.

The keys to your success are two-fold:  steady the target and create momentum.

How to stop a moving target
This is what goals get you!

This is what goals get you!I

Imagine a target shooter trying to hit a small bull’s eye on a distant target.  He begins to aim, but then the target suddenly moves to the right, and before he can position himself to aim again, the target darts to the left.  Will he ever hit that target?  Not likely.

Without setting specific goals, your good intentions are exactly like that moving target.  You would like to lose some weight, feel a little better, make a change in your diet–but without clearly defined goals and methods, you can’t focus and make it happen.

The way to steady the target so you can finally hit the bull’s eye is to define your goals and write them down:

  • How much weight do you want to lose?
  • What kind of changes do you want to make in your diet?
  • How many days per week do you want to exercise?
  • Which article of clothing do you wish would fit your body again?
  • How would you like to improve your performance?

Once you know where you want to end up, you are much more likely to get there.

But you have to start moving toward your goals.  That is where momentum comes in.

We’ll cover momentum later, but in the meantime if you’d like help defining and setting goals, I can help you.

If you are a current Arena Fitness member, email me at [email protected] and we will set up some time to define your goals and create a road map for reaching them. We will integrate the elements of group training, personal training and nutrition you are already practicing and add other elements to create a well-designed road map to success.

If you are not a current Arena Fitness member I would be happy to point you toward our One Week Trial and do some goal setting with you should you decide to try us out. Or, if you are a former Arena Fitness member and would like to come back, I will gladly help you get started again by working with you on your goals.

In any case, if I can help, I will.