2015 Goals: Ready To Go

Goal setting involves establishing specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-targeted goals (S.M.A.R.T). In 2015, your commitment to indoor cycling & spinning workouts should be focused on this strategic approach:

  • Specific

    The criterion stresses the need for a specific goal rather than a more general one.

    A specific goal will usually answer the five ‘W’ questions:

    • What: What do I want to accomplish?
    • Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.
    • Who: Who is involved?
    • Where: Identify a location.
    • Which: Identify requirements and constraints.

    Measurable

    The second criterion stresses the need for concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of the goal.

    A measurable goal will usually answer questions such as:

    • How much?
    • How many?
    • How will I know when it is accomplished?
    • Indicators should be quantifiable

    Attainable

    The third criterion stresses the importance of goals that are realistic and also attainable.

    An achievable goal will usually answer the question How?

    • How can the goal be accomplished?
    • How realistic is the goal based on other constraints?

    Relevant

    The fourth criterion stresses the importance of choosing goals that matter.

    A relevant goal can answer yes to these questions:

    • Does this seem worthwhile?
    • Is this the right time?

    Time-bound

    The fifth criterion stresses the importance of grounding goals within a time-frame, giving them a target date.

    A time-bound goal will usually answer the question

    • When?
    • What can I do six months from now?
    • What can I do six weeks from now?
    • What can I do today?

According to spinning.com, goal setting can be summarized in this action plan:goals

It’s time. Write down your goals, study them every day, work to accomplish them, track them and re-evaluate when needed. I am here to help. I can create the plan for you and coach you through the process as well as the indoor cycling classes. Contact me for further details.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year & Happy Holidays!

Tom

 

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