goal-setting

It's popular to push the setting of goals, but what if setting goals could actually be a negative thing? And is it something that successful people actually even do? Evidence shows otherwise.
It’s that time of year when we promise ourselves we will be better. I challenge you to make a different set of resolutions this year. Focus on your body’s abilities, not it’s faults.
Setting suitable, effective, and challenging goals is not easy, but is definitely worth doing properly from the start. Here are twelve pieces of advice on how to set great goals.
I know lululemon has received some bad press lately, but I attribute much of my success in my career to their support and goal-setting techniques.
I think many people make two fundamental mistakes with their goal setting, and the reason they never succeed can be traced back to one of these two things.
We go out from the old in celebration and into the new year contemplating what we want to do and who we want to be. Make a vision board (or as I like to call it, a “make sh#t happen” board).
Having spent a plethora of hours coaching people in both nutrition and movement, there are some key factors that are extremely consistent among almost all clients who actually meet their goals.
Here is a list of why taking joy in the process is more important than the outcome. In fact, it is the best thing you can do for yourself, hands down.
Procrastination is often an issue of avoidance due to conflict, difficulty, and hesitation. This is a surefire way to achieve a mediocre life and not become the person you truly want to be.
Here are three keys I've found absolutely critical to creating the life I want. And yes, I learned them in yoga class.
What is your goal? What do you really want, as opposed to what you say you want, and are you doing everything that needs to be done to support that goal?
And then what? This question is about what happens after we’ve reached the goal. It's a question about the long term, who we are, and what we’re seeking at a deeper level.
Success in the gym is a little like grade school, we have to take it one level at a time or be overwhelmed by the enormity of our goal. Plus, we have to really, really want it.
Researchers questioned over 100 experienced strength and conditioning coaches to find out what mental strategies they employed with their athletes. Are you using these techniques?
If you want to achieve your fitness goals, then you need to take ownership of your training. Take the initiative instead of asking your coach the same questions day in and day out.
Sometimes doing something for enjoyment and doing something in pursuit of a goal can seem at odds with each other. But I think it's possible to meld the two into a beautiful practice for improvement.
The parable of the Maharaja and the elephant is just like how we should approach training our clients. Getting the entire picture first, before we decide a plan of action. See the whole elephant.