How To Set A Goal You’ll Achieve.

We all have goals. 


Things we’d like to achieve. 

However, if we’re honest, most of us were never taught how to actually set a goal. 

We can be challenged in staying accountable to a goal. 

And maybe don’t commit to becoming who and what we need to do to achieve our goals.

So here’s an example of how most of us have approached the language around fitness goals and why it’s less than optimal


a really simple breakdown/method of how to better set a goal. 

#1 – It’s Specific: 

Not great: 

“I wanna lose weight.”  

“I want to get stronger.” 


Too vague. 


“I want to lose 10lbs.” 


“I want to be strong enough to deadlift 185lb.” 


“I want to be strong enough to pick up my 70lb dog and put them into my car.” 

#2- It’s Measurable 

Not great: 

“I wanna lose weight.”  

“I want to get stronger.” 


Too vague. 


“I want to lose 10lbs in 60 days.”


“I want to be strong enough to deadlift 185lb in 90 days.” 


“I want to be strong enough to pick up my 70lb dog and put them into my car in the next 30 days.” 

#3- It’s Attainable 

Not great: 

A – “I wanna lose 50 lbs in 3 month..”

B – “I just started CF 6 months ago, and I want to go to the CrossFit Games next year…”


A- It is unrealistic and would be extremely unhealthy. 

B- An unrealistic mentality to the vast skill, strength, mobility, capacity and time it would take to develop these skills. 


“I want to lose 50 lbs within the next 1 year.”

“I would like to within 2 years be in the top 10% of my age group in the yearly CrossFit Open.” 

#4- It’s Realistic 

See #3 

#5 – It’s TIME BOUND 

When do you want to achieve this? 

Putting a time on it, 3 months, 6 months is important. 

Otherwise it’s just a thought among thousands of thoughts within a day. 





Time Bound 

I’ll take this 1 step deeper.

All of us have goals. Micro goals. Macro goals. 

However, one important distinction to keep in mind is…

Who must I become to achieve this goal? 

For example, you want to lose 50 lbs. 

That is going to take an upgraded version of you. 

If you keep doing what you’ve done, keep eating how you’ve eaten, keep drinking how you drink etc you’ll be the same you you are now. 

This isn’t to deter anyone – it’s to embrace the being it is going to take to achieve what it is you want. 

When was the last time you thought about your goals? 

You know what’s interesting to notice. 

What is your goal without the health to enjoy it? 

Health and fitness build the foundation for our day to day and our future simultaneously. 

So for those of you who train 3-5x a week, eat consciously and mostly nutrient dense foods and prioritize your sleep … you’re making deposits into your health account daily which will compound over time. 

Keep that up. 


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