This is the sixth installment in my Goal Setting series. In this article we will demonstrate the model set forth in the first episode for Physical Goals.
As a recap: You will recall that I am a firm believer in establishing goals across 8 unique facets of my life – Spiritual, Financial, Career, Personal Development, Physical, Family, Social, and Household. I name my approach after a 1998 Tom Wolfe novel, a Man in Full – because I like the imagery evoked by the title.
Fitness and Health are often gifts we take for granted until one day they are gone. Having a plan to maintain and build upon each is a reward we will enjoy for many years to come.
While these examples borrow from my own goals, these are genericized for demonstration purposes.
Man in Full – Success personified in this category resembles:
· Target weight…
· Real Age 10 years less than actual
· Youthful Fitness
5 Year Goals – Over this timeframe I will make the following strides towards actualizing my vision
· Target weight…
· Healthy measureables – BP, Cholesterol, etc
· Stocked Home Gym
1 Year Goals – This year I will make the following strides towards success
· Drop xx pounds
· Achieve this year’s run/mileage targets
· Make all Dr. Appointments
1 Month Goals – Monthly activity schedules may resemble
· Achieve monthly weight loss targets
· Achieve monthly run mileage totals
Today – I will do something today that bends my behavior towards my vision
· Hit the gym
· Eat Healthy
· Take a multivitamin
Just as Rome was not built in day and the longest journey begins with a single step, the power in this model is in how it causes us to consider our end product each day. In this way we do not simply arrive at our destination as much as we invent habits and patterns that over time reveal our vision through us.
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