Are You Unknowingly Setting Yourself Up For Goal Failure?
Time Is Your Key to Success!
By John Kent, North Pinellas & Westchase Adventure Boot Camp for Women
As familiar as “Ho, Ho, Ho” is to kids at Christmas time, “Goals, Goals, Goals” are what most American adults think about come New Years. They are called resolutions, but they are goals nonetheless. Sadly, most will fail. Why? Time. Time is the quiet cause of both goal success…and goal failure.
Out of all the goals there are to choose from, by far “lose weight” is the #1 goal in America, and for good reason. Being overweight causes a lot of pain. Not only is it the #2 preventable cause of death in America (smoking being #1) but there is so much emotional pain that comes with it. I have been in the fitness industry for 14 years. I train only women and I see it firsthand. Many suffer from deep feelings of isolation, defeat, embarrassment and a life of quiet desperation where they continuously beat themselves up with circular thinking. Many times years are wasted. Sometimes a whole life.
I am a very positive person but before one prescribes solutions and sets goals, one must accurately diagnose time issues surrounding the goals. This is very real and very serious. We must start with accurate thinking here.
So, before the New Year even gets here and you decide what to put on your already over filled plate of things to do, the first thing you should do is ask what can I actually eliminate from my schedule? Most people start with setting goals when the effective achiever knows that accomplishment really begins with time. It is your most valuable non-renewable resource. So first don’t ask, “Am I worthy of this goal?” That is the wrong question. What you should be asking is, “Is this goal worthy of me and worthy of my most valuable resource, my time?” The effective achiever starts by finding out where their time goes. Then she makes a strong, valiant effort to cut back on the existing unproductive requirements of her time and then consolidates the largest chunks of uninterrupted time she can.
As Peter Drucker says in The Effective Executive. “The three step process for creating a foundation for effectiveness at anything is:
- Record your time
- Manage your time, and
- Consolidate your time.
Make the time to achieve the goal first. Your chances at success will multiply greatly!
About North Pinellas & Westchase Adventure Boot Camp for Women:
North Pinellas & Westchase Adventure Boot Camp for Women is an outdoor fitness program that offers fitness instruction, nutritional support and motivational training – packed with fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your fitness goals. Whether you want to lose weight to fit into that special dress, shed the extra pounds from a pregnancy or just get fit before that special occasion, this is the program for you!
A former personal trainer, Kent launched the North Pinellas Adventure Boot Camp for Women in Oct. 2007 and added the Westchase Camp in January 2009. Schedules and client testimonials are available at www.BootCampRocks.com. Kent, a certified fitness boot camp instructor with 13 years of experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at John@BootCampRocks.com or 727- 420 – 8139.