“A goal is just an awesome way to force growth on yourself.”
– Deena Kastor
If you find yourself setting a goal then you’re off to a great start! Having a goal that you write down even further increases the likelihood that you’ll achieve it. And beyond that telling someone else your goal so that they can help keep you accountable.
However, we can become so focused on our end goal that we get frustrated or skip steps along the way all the while feeling like we’re never going to achieve what we set out to.
So, I want to challenge you to stop setting goals and start building habits!
Let’s say your goal is to get a muscle up; awesome! But you don’t have a strict pull up yet, how are you going to get there?? By creating habits you will find yourself inching closer to that goal without even realizing it.
Say your first habit is to go to the gym 5 days a week – check!
Next you start building those strict pulls by doing either a couple of reps or a couple of strength drills every time you go to the gym – check!
Then you start working on that kip a little bit more – check!
And before you know it you’ve put in all the work and you accomplish that end goal- the muscle up!
Sometimes we have to step back from what our end goal may be, whether that’s a muscle up, losing weight, or getting gainz and start by simple making small habits a part of our daily routine. Now this can be a bit easier if you work with a nutrition coach, a personal trainer, or find you a great community like a CrossFit gym because support and accountability can go a long way in helping set/keep those habits.
So what are the differences between goals and habits?
Merriam-Webster defines a goal as “the end toward which effort is directed.”
A habit can be defined as “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary, customary practice or use.”
You’re probably already thinking about areas in your own life where you’ve focused on one particular goal. Maybe you achieved it or maybe you didn’t. Maybe you’re still pursuing it.
Think about how you could develop habits that improve your health! What are daily actions you can take that will move you forward no matter what?
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