I have posted several times about the power of goal setting. Now is an ideal time to revisit this and think about what you want to achieve in 2013. Your goals can be about anything from sporting to financial to personal. I am a big fan in setting goals. I am also a fan of documenting these goals. This can be in any format really. I prefer the written and visual approach.
I have a goal book which is my bible when it comes to working towards my mission of becoming the biggest and strongest guy in town.
I use my goal book to document my goals that I set for individual lifts. My goals are simple and easy to understand. They are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely).
An example of a SMART for me is:
“I will bench press 550 pounds (250 kg) before the end of 2013.”
I set goals around my other core lifts and also other movements when I want to achieve something specific. I also use visual images of lifters and physiques to inspire me. I also set goals around my bodyweight. 2012 has been a bit of a tough year but that just makes 2013 all the more exciting. A new start and a chance to break new ground.
I review my goal book most days. It is particularly inspiring on my max effort bench and posterior chain days.
Goal setting is not new. We all do it but usually we do it in our heads. I am suggesting that you document your goals and use this as a simple tool to inspire you to reach your goals.