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Lucas Pouille is a professional tennis player from France, who reached his first grand slam semi-final at the 2019 Aussie Open.
This is what he has to say about setting goals;
"The goal is not to reach the final, the semi final ... the goal is to improve my tennis ... and that gives me less pressure,"
What does this mean for those of us looking for results in fitness and/or weight loss?
Typically, we set fitness and weight loss goals that are about results - lifting more, running faster, weighing less - and all by a specified date (usually in the short term).
- "I can't stick to anything."
- "I need someone to keep me accountable.".
- "I need to get out of my comfort zone"
- "My motivation is on-again-off-again."
- You think in terms of "excuses" rather than "reasons"
- and many similar thoughts that you've probably seen on "inspo" pages.
- You don't have the pressure of a deadline. Life can get in the way without causing goal failure.
- You don't have to risk injury and burnout by "pushing through" to reach the goal result.
- You don't have to worry about public failure, having declared your goals to family and friends.
- You start getting long term results that last, instead of short term results that don't.
Now we can build and maintain a sense of momentum. Small victories to be celebrated. Constant positive feedback from each step taken. Room for setbacks and unexpected circumstances.
Step #1 is to book a chat with Tim. We'll sit on the couch and talk about what you want to do, and exactly how we can help you do it.