Goals Setting

On Having No End Goal

We pin our hopes and wishes to the randomness of the world around us. Doing the best we can to reach our goal is a one thing. But a part of the success comes from crossing our fingers, hoping that a stray event doesn’t derail us from our grand plans. […]

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The Struggle of Training for External Validation

The firm desperately wanted Jeff* to stay. They were offering more money. A lot more. As in, buy yourself a Rolls Royce made of diamond dust more. There was a promise of elevated status and responsibility. Another rung on the ladder, a feather in his cap, the coveted high-waist big […]

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Who Is Setting Your Goals?

Slim and toned models trying to entice you to join our gyms. Topless, fit looking guys on their paddle boards to sell our services. Lose fat, oil up the abs, look chiselled, bounce ice cubes off the butt.* Not appealing? Fair. Not everyone’s motivated by specific, easy-to-measure, look-like-a-cover-model-who-sleeps-with-a-barbell aesthetic goals. […]

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Aviation Fuel for Motivation

During times of uncertainty many struggle with direction in training. Redirecting our focus on to a majestic goal can be like throwing aviation fuel to a nearly extinguished training fire. Choose a challenging end goal This should feel slightly unreachable, but not utopistic. Think climbing the Everest base camp vs […]

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In Training – Why You Do What You Do?

Fitness world works in few different ways but the two most prominent are that either we get too caught up in trends and always look for the next thing to do to keep us excited. Or that we always stick to the same things “because that’s what we’ve always done.”  […]

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How Do You Define Fitness?

All of us should have a definition of what we want out of our training plan, eating habits and the lifestyle that we’ve chosen. Your definition of fitness shouldn’t be influenced by what Marcus down the road holds important but what matters the most to you. Having the definition will […]

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How To Refocus on What’s Vital in Your Training

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when stepping your foot in a gym: rows of machines to choose from, there’s kettlebells, barbells, dumbbells, bands, benches, suspension trainers, balls, walls, chin up bars and the mysterious “thing” that looks like a medieval torture device, once reserved for the witches. Quite frankly, the […]

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How to Create Process Goals

A lot of us think we need to know all the answers before starting. Or that the goal we choose now is going to last for an eternity, as if our interest are the same now and in 5 years time. So we paint these grand, and sometimes scary goals that requires enormous […]

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What Are You Prepared to Give Up?

I know you love goal setting; everyone does. You’ve got grand goals you want to reach, peaks to climb, distances to run, weights to lift, money to make and names to take. Everyone loves the thought of reaching goals, and you are no different. But how much thought have you […]

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Keep Your Focus On The Goal

The sheer volume of information available about training is overwhelming. You can read every post on your favourite blogs. You can read dozens of books on the topic. You can hire the best coaches in the world. But all that is useless unless you take action. There’s a point at […]

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