Between now and the next issue of MFG, it is your sole intention to write down exactly what you want to have or have accomplished. And for the purpose of why you picked up this magazine in the first place, let’s focus on two main areas of interest that we both have: golf and fitness.
1. STEP ONE – COMING UP WITH CRYSTAL CLEAR GOALS!
Feel free to choose any type of golf and fitness goals. What you want by the end of your career, or this year. The bottom line is when choosing a goal it needs to be crystal clear. Clear enough so that you can visualize it.
2. TIPS WHEN CHOOSING YOUR GOALS:
Choose a goal that you really want, and not what somebody else wants for you! If it’s not coming from the heart, you’re not really going to think it’s worth the effort you have to put into it.
Be specific. “I want to become a better golfer” or “I want to be stronger” is not clearly defined. How much better do you want to be? What do you want your average score to be or how many push-ups do you want to be able to do? Make your goals measurable!
Choose a goal that’s realistic, and pick a specific date that you would like to accomplish this particular goal. If your goal is to average 450 yards on your drives within a month, when you only hit the golf ball 210 yards now, then this would be considered unrealistic. If the same person wanted to hit the ball an average of 235 by this time next year, then with the right program and instruction this goal is, without question, attainable.
3. TIPS TO KEEP YOU MOTIVATED WHEN LOOKING OVER YOUR GOALS:
Write your goals as if you’ve already accomplished them. This will only reaffirm to yourself that you can and will do it.
Write a Mission Statement. After you’ve come up with your goal or goals, write a mission statement that you can read daily or even more often than that. It’s sole purpose is to keep you focused, inspired and motivated, especially when things aren’t going as planned
So get to it! This is the first step in YOU finally going after a very specific goal. It’s the first step that you’re going to be taking in focusing on what you want, and not feeling the need to worry about what you don’t want. If you want to win the club championship, or average 250 yards on your drives, go for it! Let’s stop dreaming about it, write it down, and make it a goal.
This simple step is the first step to success–but sometimes the most difficult. However, we at MFG are committed to help YOU achieve your goals. In future issues and on our Website, we will be with you every step of the way.
In the next issue of Golf Fitness Magazine, we will show you the next steop toward reaching your goal, how to stay focused on the results, and how to prevent discouragement.
So, start thinking, writing and planning that ultimate goal. Whether it is winning that final spring season tournament, feeling good about the way you look, or breaking a bad health habit, your goals are within reach!