Goal Setting – giving yourself something to aim for, to work towards, to achieve. This time next year, what do you want to look back at and feel proud about? No doubt you are a keen cyclist, hence visiting our website, so the rest of this article will specifically talk to setting cycling related goals.
Any goal that is worth setting is going to be challenging to achieve – so set your goal, develop a plan and get down to the hard work.
It’s time to make sure all the hard work you put in to your cycling counts for something!
It is vital that your Goals are SMART, that is;
Goals are no place to waffle. They are no place to be vague. Ambiguous goals produce ambiguous results. Incomplete goals produce incomplete futures.
Always set goals that are measurable. I would say “specifically measurable” to take into account our principle of being specific.
One of the detrimental things that many people do—with good intentions—is setting goals that are so high that they are unattainable.
The root word of realistic is “real.” A goal has to be something that we can reasonably make “real” or a “reality” in our lives. There are some goals that are simply not realistic. For example, setting a goal of ‘Winning a stage of Le Tour de France 2018’ would not be realistic for most of us.
Every goal should have a timeframe attached to it. One of the powerful aspects of a great goal is that it has an end—a time in which you are shooting to accomplish it. As time goes by, you work on it because you don’t want to get behind, and you work diligently because you want to meet the deadline.
Here is my goal for 2018;
‘I want to win a road or circuit race in 2018’.
What is your cycling goal and how are you going to achieve it? Get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a no obligation chat about setting yourself a goal and developing a plan to give you the best possible chance of success!
Article written by Rowe & King Coach, Matt Rowe