How will your goal be measured and what determines success? After making your goal “Specific,” you must make your goal Measurable.
Your goal should have concrete facts. Be able to specifically answer how and when you know your goal has been achieved. If your goal is measurable you should be able to answer these questions:
- How much? How much weight do you want to add to your bench press? How much protein do I need to eat?
- How many? How many pounds do you want to lose? How many cups of vegetables must I eat per day?
- How will I know when the goal is accomplished? Now visualize how you will know when the goal is accomplished. Think where you will be, what you will look like, and what you will do when you achieve the goal. Visualizing the end goal can be a great way of making your goal more clear and believable. However, do not become impatient with the process. Enjoy each and every little step of your journey towards your desired goal.
Finally, after answering the questions above, you must brainstorm different ways to measure your progress on your journey. Track your exercises and weights in the gym, write down your weekly weight, keep track of your food intake. Finding ways to track your progress will help keep you constantly progressing.