Acheiving Your Goals: The Secret To Success By David Bohmiller
100 Days Until…..
Grab Your Calendars…
Got them? Great! Do you know what today is?
Aside from the last day of April and hopefully the beginning of warmer weather (for those of us here in Boston), today marks 100 days until the Beijing Olympics.
I actually hadn't begun my own countdown and wouldn't have known without having just seen a commercial about it on TV.
So, it got me to thinking a little bit about goal setting. Picture all of the athletes from around the world who have had this long-term goal of making it to the Olympics to represent their countries since they were "little athletes".
Right now, with 100 days left until their dreams come true, they have got their minds focused on their short-term training goals and their nutrition goals.
Now, 100 days may not be enough time for the rest of us to make it onto the list of alternates, but anything is possible, right?
All kidding aside, one of the most important things that must be done whether it be in fitness, in business, in education, in all things in life actually, is to define your goals; both short-term and long-term.
My Personal Training clients that have decided upon specific objectives and have also set timetables for those ambitions, have always been much more committed to their purpose and, in the end are the ones who achieve their aspirations.
So, I want you to grab that calendar, flip the pages to August, and circle Friday, August 8th. That's your 100 day mark.
Now it's time to put together your list. Grab a marker and a blank piece of paper and get ready to write.
Here are your questions:
What is most important to you that you _______________ over the next 100 days?
Want to learn about?
Want to achieve?
Want to see in yourself?
Got your list? It's okay to have a couple answers for each question. If you do, put them in order of priority.
Sticking to It
The next step is to post your list. Put it somewhere that you know you will see it everyday, whether it's on your nightstand, your bathroom mirror, or even bring it with you to keep at your desk in your office.
Making sure this list of goals is visible to you everyday will help keep you motivated to achieve everything that you set out to do.
Another secret to success is using specific dates to evaluate your progress. The spacing of these dates can be up to you. Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly updates tend to work very well. Take a moment to mark off your evaluation dates within your 100-day period.
One More Secret to Success
Having a "partner in crime", a friend, or family member that is also using their own 100-day calendar, can help you stay true to your commitment. It's great to include your training partner or to make it a family bonding acitivity.
If that doesn't work, you can be sure you'll be hearing from me again over the next 100 days!!!
Best of luck to you and to our Olympians!!!
About the Author:
David "Boh" Bohmiller holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education-Exercise Science from Bridgewater State College and is NSCA-CSCS certified. He is the owner of "My Personal Trainer School" headquartered near Boston, MA.
Boh spends his days writing, performing health seminars, Personal & Group Training, consulting with athletic teams, and mentoring those new to the fitness profession. To find out more about how Boh may be able to help you, visit him at "My Personal Trainer School" or if you are interested in Personal Training in the Boston area, schedule your FREE consultation.