Chip Away

I will also be piggy-backing off of Matt and Emily’s previous posts since it is such a hot topic this time of the year.

They discussed setting goals and steps to achieve them. I am going to specify on how you should be bold in your goal setting and chip away.

Don’t be afraid to be audacious in your goal setting. Don’t be timid because your goal sounds too hard or unreachable. Everything can be broken down in small pieces and you can chip away at it.

For example, instead of dreading doing 100 chest-to-bar pull-ups, think about doing 10 sets of 10 or 20 sets of 5 with 5 second rests. If your goal is a muscle-up, what drills can you be doing to get there? You can be practicing hips-to-rings drills, making sure you are strong in your ring dips and progressions with rubber bands a couple of times a week.

Don’t let your goal fade because you didn’t have a plan. Make a series of steps or even a checklist of things you can be doing and when you want to do them by. Little steps and small victories are what keep you motivated. Write them down and tell someone to help you stay accountable.

P.S. You may notice a lot of new faces in the gym. They have set goals too. One goal is probably to do CrossFit. Make sure you tell them “Hello!” and make them feel welcome. Let’s accomplish our goals as a team.

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