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How and Why To Set Goals for 2023

Success does not happen by accident.

If you want something, you need to proactively plan for how you are going to achieve it.

Want to lose 20lbs? Want to be able to run around with your kids without getting tired? Want to alleviate your back pain?

This are all good goals, but they can be better.

Make Your Goals SMART

Lose 20lbs is too broad for it to stick.

Lose 20lbs by May 1st by reducing alcohol to 2x/wk and not eating snacks after dinner and working out 4x/wk … now that is a good goal.

SMART:

Specific (get nitty gritty on details)

Measurable (fat loss measured on InBody)

Attainable (is this something that can be done without sacrificing everything else going on in your life?)

Realistic/Relevant (can’t lose 100lbs in a month, sorry, not going to happen!)

Time Oriented (start and end date)

There’s even science out there that shows if you pick a SUPER specific goal – like losing 23lbs – is better than picking a broad or basic goal like 20lbs.

Also, another goal setting “power-up” tip – share your goal. Make it public. Write it down on the RF Goal Board or tell your spouse or put it on your fridge or post in on your Facebook!

Goals are Good; Habits are Better

Ok so you have a goal or two, awesome!

But how are you going to accomplish it?

Results come from CONSISTENCY.

In order to be consistent, you need HABITS.

Now think about your goal … what habits do you need to instill in order to get the results you want?

*Highly recommend the book Atomic Habits for diving deeper on this topic*

Live Your Best Life With The 6 F’s

Sad to say, but most people don’t have goals.

They just drift through life and let it happen to them.

They react.

A happy life comes from a proactive life.

You need to go get what you want.

For goal setting, I recommend the 6 F’s:

Fitness

Finances

Family

Freedom

Faith

Future

Ideally you set a goal for each of these, or at least a few of them.

For example:

Fitness – Attend class at RF 4x/wk and get 1st strict pullup by March 31

Finances – Pay off car loan by March 31

Family – 1 Date per week, and 1 family mini-vacation during Q1

Freedom – Take 1 half-day per month for personal health and fun (hobby)

Faith – Attend church 3 times per month

Future – Read 1 book per month

If you’d like help crafting your goals, send me a message or email, I’d love to help!

rob@weareresolutefit.com

Get after everything you want in 2023! You can do it!

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