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Goals: “Just one more mile”

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Goals just one more mile on the stationary bikeSetting goals is great and works. Yes, they’ve helped me get where I wanted to go. But sometimes, just starting without a definite goal can also work in the gym.

Now, it’s always good to have some kind of idea about the destination. This could be as simple as a healthier or slimmer you. Those are goals, though, not very explicit goals.

I sometimes set goals when I hop on the elliptical, bike or treadmill. I will set the cardio equipment to stop at a certain time. That’s my goal. I try to get there. Sometimes it’s harder than other times.

Sometimes, I do a quick start on the equipment. Instead of setting a time, I just start. I do kind of set a goal in my mind. Kind of. Let’s go for, hmmm, maybe 30 minutes. But then when I get close to that loose goal, I notice that I’m not far off from pedaling 10 miles (for example).

So, I say to myself: “Just one more mile (or whatever) and I’ll get to that milestone.”

Once I get there I, I set another goal. “Oh, I’m close to 40 minutes. I can get there.”

I’ve successfully used this technique running outside and at the gym.

It might worth giving a try …

Let me know how it went if you do. Tweet me at @ctrappe.

Disclaimers: The information provided in articles is for informational purposes only and not personalized advice. It's accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time it's published. Enjoy and best of luck telling the best stories in your organization and life!

Christoph Trappe

Hello and thanks for stopping by. I’m Christoph Trappe.

I’ve written two books, speak at conferences around the globe and blog frequently on here. I love sharing my stories and helping organizations share theirs.

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