Martin Rooney training on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In Sunday’s show, Martin Rooney of Training for Warriors fame helped get us all amped up to have a great year of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and fitness training. As you remember, he reminded us of how little the traditional New Year’s Resolutions seem to stick. Instead, Rooney suggests a M.A.T. acronym to help us more effectively set goals.
- Measurable: It can’t be something vague like, “I want to get better at jiu-jitsu”. It must be something with a defined end result. So maybe you say “I want to improve enough that my instructor will feel the need to award me a new belt or stripe on my belt”.
- Attainable: As Rooney said, don’t say you are going to be a black belt in BJJ after a year of training. Make it something realistic.
- Timeframe: You have to set a date by which you’ll have reached your goal. Is that a month from now? Is it by December 31, 2010?
Finally, Rooney strongly encourages us to publicly state our goals in front of others. The act of sharing our goals with others adds social pressure for us to achieve them. Plus, when others know them they can help provide support for us to achieve our BJJ and fitness goals.
So what are your goals in 2010, Mighty 600,000? Share them in the comments below!