4 Questions to ask yourself when setting goals
When people set goals, they often have expectations of changing something in their lives. Unfortunately, it is often change that prevents many from actually achieving them. In order to reach their goal(s), they must do something different than what they are used to, and for some, this is difficult to do.
When you look back on 2015, did you do all that you wanted to achieve? If not, why not? What stopped you?
The 4 questions:
The following are some questions to ask yourself to help you to decide if your goal is really one that you want to strive for:
- Why do you want this goal? / What do you hope the outcome will be by achieving it? You must have a specific reason. To say that it will make you happy is not specific enough. What exactly will it do for you? How will it make you happy?
- How important is it for you to achieve your goal? Is it going to make a significant impact on your life?
- Are you willing to make sacrifices in order to achieve your goal? What do you need to give up in order to reach it? What changes do you need to make?
- Is it really your goal? Is it relevant to your life or to someone else’s?
I, myself, am very goal oriented and set them on a regular basis. I have, however, been asking myself these questions lately to ensure that the goals I am setting are really what I want.
What are your goals? Are you working on some right now?
Below, is another beach workout I filmed during our visit to Las Perlas:
- Box toe touches x3 / step up calf raise (alternate starting foot)
- Elevated one-arm push ups x2/side (keep alternating for the duration of time)
- Pistol squats* x2/side (keep alternating for the duration of time)
- Feet elevated push up with side knee tucks (alternating)
- Feet elevated straight knee tucks (alternating)
*I did these on the rock ledge so I could hold my straight leg lower than the ground. This makes the exercise a little easier. You can also do assisted pistol squats as another easier variation.
Do each of the exercises for 50 seconds resting 10 seconds between each one. Complete 6 sets.