Just wanted to quickly share something with you…
Did you know that I can compete with Michael Jordan,when his was at his prime and make more free throwsthan him? Provided of course that he’s blindfolded andI turn him around couple of times so that he has noidea where the rim is.
Now, you might say…Well Trajko that sure is a sillyexample! How can you hit a target you can’t see?
It’s a good question. Here’s one even better…
How can YOU hit a target you don’t have?
You must have a clear goal in mind. And let me tell you this…
It has to be super specific. It has to have a deadlineAND it has to be written down.
Don’t just say I’m gonna run 10 days in row…that’s nota goal. That’s a wish. By the way that’s how long it takesto form a habit. It takes 10 days. Try that. If you run for 10days then on the 11th day you’d be pulled towardsrunning. You’d actually want to run instead of having topush yourself to do it.
Anyways, if you say I should probably go out there anddo some running. That’s a “should”.
It’s not a goal, it’s a wish. To make it a goal you have tomake it a “must”.
So here’s how that would look like…
“For the next 10 days, I’m going to get up at 8:00 a.m.Not 5 minutes earlier, not 5 minutes later, so I won’t beable to cheat. I will immediately put my running shortsand I will walk for 5 minutes just to get warmed up.
I’m gonna inhale through my nose, hold my breath for5 seconds and exhale through my mouth and I’m gonnado that 3 times (it’s called power breathing – it cleansesyour body). Then I’m gonna run for 20 minutes. I’m goingto do this 10 days. To make it so that I have to do this I’mgoing to tell some of my friends so they know I’mcommitted to this and I know I have to do this. It’s a MUST!”
Now, that’s a real goal. Clearly written in detail. It has adeadline and it’s as specific as it can get.