Goal Setting and The 3 Words Project

Goal setting is essential to success.

But it’s boring.

And goals are easily forgotten in the heat of the moment.

So if goals are important, but easily forgotten, how do you make them something you can easily stay focused on day in and day out?

I thought this “3 words for 1 year” idea that I saw on Julia Ladewski’s blog was a great way to keep your goals easily in the forefront of your mind. (Here is her post and a post to the original 3 word project if you want to learn more.)

This 3 word project gives you an easy and quick reminder of what your goals are. It makes visualizing your goals on a weekly, daily basis easy and quick.

And I personal think it is super motivating.

What you do is basically pick 3 WORDS that represent your goals and will motivate you to keep working toward them even when the going gets rough. These 3 words can be a great VISUAL for you to even post somewhere. While no one wants to post long freaking sentences of SMART goals, posting a word or three really isn’t a big deal and is very easy to do (and a much prettier visual…not to mention quicker to read and refresh your memory and improve your mindset).

My three words are below.

I’ve picked words that will instantly remind me of my WHY, my reason for setting my goals in the first place. These words, for me, also instill the emotion I’m looking for when it comes to my goals. For example, the word pause makes me think to breathe deeply. It makes me think RELAX and that is a big part of the goal it is set to represent.

Anyway, give your goals some thought. What would your 3 words for this year be?

Pause – This word means a couple of different things to me this year, but they all boil down to RELAX. Pause and take a second to relax if stressed. Pause to take a second and step back and think. Paused to take a second to celebrate the small successes. Pause and enjoy life and don’t always get bogged down with¬†moving right on to the next project. I like to keep going. I have trouble stopping at points…partly because I love what I do and partly just because I’m type A. But celebration, relaxation and shutting your brain off are super important components of not only a healthy lifestyle, but also of success. Take a second today and PAUSE!

Thought this was another great reminder!

Uncomfortable – It is strange to feel like I’m listing “uncomfortable” as a goal. But by using the word uncomfortable, I’m reminding myself that it is good to stretch my boundaries. That feeling “uncomfortable” is not only OK but GOOD. We’ve all see those motivational pictures and quotes stating that success happens outside your comfort zone, and it’s true. And while I find I’m good at tiptoeing around outside my comfort zone, I sometimes lack the will, the strength, to just throw myself in the deep end. So here is to throwing myself in the deep end and not fearing the unknown, the uncomfortable!

Love this quote.

STRONG – Strong is a super meaningful word to me. Each and every year I want to grow stronger, both physically and mentally. And while I don’t always want to get stronger in the same way, I do always want to be getting stronger, learning more, growing. And with that strength, I want to inspire others to find their strong. So to me strong means not only growing myself both inside and out of the gym, but also helping others to find their physical and mental strength – to become more empowered! This year is about remaining dedicated to becoming STRONGER.

RS Girl

What are your 3 words? And what do they mean to you? Share yours and inspire others!!!

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Posted on April 29, 2014, in Man Biceps, Mindset, Show me yours and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. OK – I think my 3 words are:
    1. Strength – because it takes a lot of mental strength to keep eating well and exercising when people all the time try to de-rail you. It takes strength to keep going down the path of good health when 21st century luxury is all around you… and strength to deal with what life throws at us with grace… and physical strength to keep progressing and getting stronger and the strength to do your own thing when it seems everyone else is doing something else…
    2. Peace – depression was something that always sort of followed me and once I “got it” with nutrition and moving my body, I felt SO much better. I finally have peace in my head – yes, I have bad days sometimes but it’s just not that dark cloud hanging over me.
    3. Focus – this is hard for me! I want to add all the things and do everything at once. I have a bad case of “oooo! Next shiny thing!” but I need to really focus if I want to learn and become better….

  2. Present. Be present in this moment now. Enjoy and be thankful for the things I have and can do right now. The journey is the destination.
    Confidence. Be comfortable and confident in my own skin. Be happy to be me.
    Strength. I do have a lot of physical strength goals. But also strength to be persistent and committed to what’s important to you.

  3. Strength, patience and continued learning would be my three goals.

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