How To Set Long Term Goals
Last week, the blog post consisted of how to set goals in general that ranged from 1 month to 12 months. This week, we will discuss how to set longer goals such as 1-3 year goals for your health and fitness. Here are the steps that you need to take:
1) Set Your Vision. Setting a vision for who you are in the future is a great place to start. Think about what you are able to do, how you look, how you feel, and what your body is capable of. By knowing where you want your future self to be, you can start working backwards from this. This can be a description of yourself, a mission statement or some way to picture your future self.
2) Organize the vision into 3 long term goals. These goals can range anywhere from 1 to 3 years. Make these goals big so that they do seem a bit intimidating, but achievable. Make them measurable and set a time to complete them by.
3) Mix your long term goals with your short term goals. From the sheet last week, weave the two together to make the big goals into smaller ones. Break it down so that every step and action you take will eventually lead you to those bigger goals.