Congratulations to all the participants of the IronMan this past weekend in Penticton. As their day came to an end there would have been some emotional moments at that finish line.
With months and maybe an entire season devoted to training, to complete a goal no matter what size is something to celebrate about.
All those IronPeople are taking the day off and most likely the week but you may be surprised to know that some of those participants will be back behind the wheel of goal setting which includes training again within a couple weeks.
What’s a goal? Well laid out in the s.m.a.r.t. method, this will include:
So knowing this, we are looking to fit our goals within these parameters. This is sound advice to the beginner and intermediate players but as one sets and achieves goals, their comfort zone may be pushed away. As an example, someone who completes 4 or 5 Iron Man events may choose to complete an Ultra Man or another mind boggling distance event. For the rest of us we need to push ourselves outside our comfort zone within our reality. We may not have the time to put towards training for such an event. Hey, I hear kids keep you busy ;)
I believe the big question here is; what are you working towards? Using the s.m.a.r.t. method one could imagine that this technique could be used for personal and professional goals as well.
So it’s Monday of the last week in August. September is right around the corner and many look at this time of the season is the real New Year’s…
-summer holidays come to a close
-kids back to school
-routines are knocking on our doors again
How are you going to challenge yourself this next quarter? Go ahead and create 3 goals which support your; personal, professional and physical focuses with the s.m.a.r.t. method and unlock your success. Gain some self-esteem by completing a task that you planned and prepared for. Make them quick and easy to gain momentum as there are many tricks to this concept…if you are unsure where to begin, ask for help or hire someone who can provide the challenge.
Whatever your finish line is, get out there and grab it!