Goal Setting, Part 2

By January 6, 2014Fitness

Since putting down and sharing some thoughts on goal setting and what it means to me, I have decided to share some of my current goals:

Sharing goals is a big step and is sometimes scary to me.  Especially if the goals are big and “crazy,” and especially if I really do want to meet them.  As uncomfortable as it is to share them, it is also a good way to get encouragement, support, and accountability from friends and/or strangers.

Britt’s Goals, 2014

  • Marry Prince Charming in April
    • Planning for wedding and married life!
    • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Complete graduate thesis and graduate with an M.S. Nutrition degree in May
    • Stay on top of writing drafts
  • Encourage my swimmers to fill out goal sheets and to be familiar with their times
    • Set aside time in practice to write goals and help with goal setting
    • Email out updated spreadsheets of times for weekly challenge swims
    • Reward swimmers who make and/or meet goals
  • Place top 3 in the Monroe Elite Development Race in June (and get elite license)
    • Stay consistent with workout plan
    • Tune up races?
    • Sleep 8-10 hours most nights
    • Fuel workouts with quality foods
  • Establish season race plan
  • Get plugged in at church
    • Join a small group
    • Find a place to serve
  • Enjoy wedding/marriage (& planning), school, coaching, training, racing, church life
  • Appreciate the blessings that the above are and the awesome people I get to do life with!
  • Run away from Self-Pity and stop complaining (oh dear, I’m scared to write that one down)
Some of my goals are more specific and concrete, while others are a bit vague and abstract.  I do like to have specific goals, but some areas of life are more difficult to put practical application to (for example “enjoy” or “appreciate”).  For those more abstract goals, I like to use them as a reminder to myself of a perspective I’d like to keep.  I plan to look back on my goals occasionally to see if I am getting off-focus or if perhaps I need to adjust my focus in some areas.  I’m excited for the process of working for and reaching these goals, and other goals either unmentioned or not-yet-determined.  I am also excited for the unforeseen bumps and twists that will undoubtedly obstruct my straight, comfortable, pathway.
You have my permission to ask me how I am doing with these goals and hold me to them when you see me 🙂


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