(Set aside a good block of time to write down your goals)
The start of a new year is always a great time to stop and reflect how much we’ve learned and accomplished in the past year - and set some new goals.
What are your major goals this year?
Imagine that at the end of this year, you meet some friends you haven’t seen in a very long time. Imagine that the look on their faces is that of total shock. Imagine their jaws hitting the floor, and not being able to continuously voice how much you’ve transformed. You already knew this would happen, because you planned it. You love this moment - it's nothing but glorious. It’s one of the greatest signs to yourself that you’ve grown tremendously.
So what changes did you see in yourself when you imagined that?
For me, it is transforming my body. Having a body good enough to grace the cover of Men's Health magazine was something that I always wanted. I look back and see that I didn't want it bad enough - I wasn't willing to do everything it took to actually get a body like that.
I've been going to the gym for many years, so I'm pretty muscular. But I want to take my body to a new personal best. My biggest problem was that I wasn’t eating effectively (I wasn't consistently
getting enough quality calories and protein). I started planning all my nutrition to a science and saw that my previous habits of eating were detrimental to my body building goals. I was reminded that nutrition is 80% of body building, and that muscle is built outside of the gym, not at the gym.
My goal this year is to gain 20lbs of more muscle mass, while keeping my body fat under 10%.
So this year, what is that one major change you want to make?
Maybe you want to transform your body. Maybe it’s getting your style of clothing to a new level. Maybe it’s dramatically improving your social skills.
But we all know that it’s easy to set ambitious goals, the problem is sticking through and making that lasting change.
Here are 6 imperative keys to making sure you achieve your goal and make it stick: