During the first week, my Virtual Wednesday & Sunday videos talked a lot about goal setting, however I wanted to post about it in a manner that would allow anyone to take a fiver and sit down and build or review their goal setting plan for the first 4 week block of the clinic.
STEPS TO HELP YOU ESTABLISH AND GET STARTED
REMEMBER: you're not chasing the goal itself, you're chasing the feelings you hope attaining those goals will give you. Our feelings are how we perceive life. Perception informs how you live...
1. Start by listing some words that describe how you want to feel at the end of the first 4 week block. Some examples might be: connected, strong, committed, capable, alive, nurtured, free, courageous... you get the picture. Choose words that reflect what's important to you.
2. Next, identify some examples of things you did within the first week of the clinic that supported these feelings. These are your supporters and reminders that help keep you on track. For example, making a commitment to try and adapt if needed, but that getting out and perhaps not having a stellar workout still feels better than if you blew it off and then had head chatter about how "I should have gotten out for a run" distracts you and takes away from further positivity and productivity.
3. Getting off track is essential to our growth. Veering away from one's essence and steering back to it is how we accumulate insight into, and trust in, the nature of life. Sometimes the only way to know we've taken a wrong turn is because we end up feeling awful and exactly how we don't want to feel.
4. When building your goals for the week, be sure to make them align with step two. I like to take 5min every Sunday evening and write out realistic and obtainable goals for the week ahead. I reiterate the words beside each workout that helps me remember why that goal is important to me and then I reflect on the past week before building the next.
There are a lot of ways to goal set and this is just one of them, however I tried to choose a relatively quick, to-the-point and successful way to get started. You can even sit down with your family or plan a FaceTime chat with a friend and do this together. Discussing goals and sharing how you hope to feel is a great way to connect with your kids, spouse, friends or teams. I hope you'll give it a try and hope everyone can look back at the first 4 weeks feeling the way they hope to feel. - Coach R
This space will essentially become a diary for the spring clinic. I will be uploading weekly videos to share information, motivation and instructions on particular workouts or the new clinic format.