As soon as you decide where you want to be or where you want to end up, the path is already set. The exact steps can change, but the path is set. If you want to be something, then you can’t act or make choices that aren’t consistent with what you want to be. Once the decision is made the path is set.
Deciding where you want to end up is more than saying I want to start to workout, or I want to lose/gain weight, or say I want to be better. Deciding where you want to end up or setting a goal is picking a specific place where you see yourself satisfied in ending up. It is saying, “I want to bench 225 lbs”, “I want to lose/gain 20 lbs”, or saying “I want to bat .300 for the season”. It gives you something focused to work towards and from there you can determine the steps that you need to take to get there.
Setting a goal is one of the best parts of improving yourself because the window is open with so many options of where you can go. When you set your goal then you give yourself direction. When you don’t, you often wait for things to come to you and this decreases the chances that you will end up in the position that you want to be in. Decide where you want to be or where you want to end up to give yourself focus and direction to set your path.
Drill: Set a goal or where you want to be. Make the goal as specific as possible (ex. I want to do… by this time…). Some questions you can ask yourself that may help on deciding on a goal can be Why do I want to achieve this?.. Will this make my life better?.. Am I challenging myself with this goal?…
Write down your goal.
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