Are you a goal-setter? Do you have milestones you’re trying to reach, both at the gym and at the office? Are you constantly trying to improve yourself, both at work and at home?
Today, we’re talking about how fitness goals impact success in our everyday life.
Why Personal and Fitness Goals Are Important
Setting and reaching fitness goals isn’t just important for your physical health. Reaching these milestones can also set you up for success in your work and personal lives, too.
One study out of Sweden found that young people with greater overall cardiovascular health scored better on cognitive tests, performed better in school, and showed greater accomplishments at work.
The bottom line? Regular physical activity can help you perform better at work, at school, and at home. As one researcher said, “a healthy brain lives inside a healthy body.”
Fitness Goals: Reaching Physical Milestones
Do you set fitness goals for yourself? Or do you just show up at the gym and hope for the best?
Setting fitness goals - and then working hard to make them happen - is a crucial part of any workout program. We have days when we don’t feel like working out. But on those days, you can look towards your goals, reminding yourself where you want to be. Suddenly, those fitness goals become the motivation you need to dig deep and get the workout done.
Plus, think of how great you’ll feel once you’ve met those fitness goals!
How Fitness Goals Impact Work Accomplishments
Setting and meeting goals does wonders for your self-esteem and your confidence, in all areas of your life.
Fitness goals can translate into professional goals. Setting goals creates a sort of “road map” to help us determine where we’re headed, and how we want to get there. So, if you set a goal to lose 20 pounds, you likely have a plan for how to reach that goal.
Likewise, you can set specific goals at work, too. One might be “be the top-performing salesperson” or “increase productivity by 20%.” When you set this goal, you’re naming your desire and determining how you’ll get there.
Setting and Meeting Goals in Your Personal Life
In both physical fitness and in your work, your goals should be attainable. Don’t set sky-high goals that might be impossible to reach. Instead, start with smaller stepping stones. As you achieve success, you’ll gain more confidence. The more success you achieve, the more you’ll recognize your ability to do what you set your mind to doing.
It’s a snowball effect, really: one success leads to another larger success, which then leads to even greater success.
But it can all start with setting fitness goals. Once you’ve achieved a goal you set for yourself in the gym, you’ll recognize that you can achieve anything, anywhere, if you only set your mind to it.
Until next time, take care of yourself and one another!