Go get it..
Do you remember your New Year’s resolutions from January 1st, 2016?
It probably went something like this: After waking up slightly (or seriously) hungover, you said to yourself “this is the year I’m going to do_______”. Immediately after you said that statement you strapped on your running or biking shoe and started. Two weeks later, things are going strong – yay success!
And then BAM you get sick/go on vacation/have a bad day at work and you give yourself a few days off because you deserve..you will start again on Monday. All of a sudden it’s January 1st, 2017 and you realize that you don’t even remember your goals from last year. Fortunately in only January of 2017 and now is time to make a change.
When setting a goal, you need to be specific as possible. Quantify your goal so you know how much you want to increase your power by or how much weight you want to lose. After you’ve established your goals, write them down and hang them on your door/bedroom wall/office/add them to every Monday in Training Peaks. Look at those goals EVERY SINGLE DAY so that they’re always at the front of your mind.
Track Your Progress
Keep track of your progress. Visuals are a powerful too. Track your weight/power weekly on Training Peaks. If you’re lifting weights, track your weights in Training peaks. If you see the progress, chances are you will continue on that path.
Adjust on the fly
Goals change and life happens.If you’ve set specific goals and continue to track your progress diligently, you can make adjustments throughout the year when necessary without any issue. You coach can help you with this. As long as you are better off today then you were yesterday in someway, that’s a win.
Decide WHY you want it.
Your motivation can come from anything and anywhere, but it needs to be YOURS. As Nietzsche says, “He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.” Do you have your WHY yet? If so, suddenly giving up bagels for breakfast and soda for lunch no longer seems like such a huge sacrifice. When you find that one thing you want more than anything in the world, it’s going to be pretty hard to stop you from getting it.
So go get it..Go after 2017.