New Goals, Now What?

2019 is here. If you read the coaches blog a few weeks ago, Rachel took us through the process of creating SMART goals. Goals we are excited and motivated to complete. So, you did that and now you have one or two goals you plan to achieve within a set amount of time. What do you do now?

Think of the journey to your goal like the road to a destination. You know the beginning and the end, but the middle is slightly unknown, and you know there may be bumps, turns, fuel, and rest stops along the way. Start by breaking down your journey into pit stops.

We will call these pit stops “action”.

  1. Name your goal – write it down – maybe one goes on the whiteboard at Coachman.

  2. Break it down into actions that need to happen over time in order to achieve your goal.

  3. Create a tracking system for the actions

  4. Set a time frame for goal and data review

  5. Ask someone to be your accountability partner and make a plan *together for accountability check ins (location, date, and time).

  6. Track your actions and incremental progress

  7. Review progress and adjust actions and goal as planned with your accountability partner

  8. Continue working for your goal

  9. Achieve your goal, celebrate in a meaningful way (maybe with your accountability partner)

Example for someone who is working on creating a habit of consistency with workouts: