“Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don’t do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals.” – John H. Johnson

 

As you know, our 1st Annual COR Strength Challenge started September 1st. For those who do not know, the goal of the COR Strength Challenge is to see who can increase in lifting the most weight. This challenge may intimidate some, due to your age or stature.

 

Set a goal for yourself of something you want to accomplish. Make sure it’s a realistic goal. Not something like “I want to increase my lifts by 30 pounds in 3 days.” That would be unrealistic and dangerous. Instead, a good goal would be, “Increase my lifts in one exercise per body part.” If you desire the goal bad enough, you will stay motivated.

 

The 2011, 2013, and 2015 world’s strongest man is Brian Shaw (can see his video here). He reminds himself constantly to be great (see this interview).“Set small goals for yourself to achieve and you know, you have those longer term goals, but sometimes you have to set your goals too long term it’s easy to get off track. So you know,  set short term goals. Achieve them and then move on to the next thing. If you do that  and you add enough of those up together, you get a very long ways.” This is what Shaw does day in and day out to achieve small goals.

 

Here is how you can set small goals:

 

-Decide what you want

-Post your goal on the COR wall so that fellow boot campers and trainers know.

-Break down your overall goal into smaller parts like Brian Shaw suggested.

-Identify someone you want you be like. You can use Brian Shaw as an example.

-Believe you can do it.

-Do it every day till it happens.