Angelo on Goal Setting

Angelo on Goal Setting

The new year is a time when many people set lofty ambitions for themselves. However, setting goals is more complicated than just aiming for the stars. In a recent interview on The Clip Out podcast, nutrition expert Angelo Poli shared his insights on how to set goals that work- and what type of goal setting leads to success.

Big Picture Goals vs. Small Progressive Steps: Why You Need Both

According to Angelo, having a big audacious goal can be a great motivator. It’s important to have that “why” in front of you at all times. However, it’s equally important to discuss the specific action steps that can be accomplished along the way to that bigger goal. Breaking goals up into small progressive steps makes the difference because it makes it actionable, tangible, and real.

Don’t Overlook a Performance Component: What It Means and Why It Matters

Angelo emphasizes the importance of incorporating a performance component into goal setting. Many people have a vague goal, like losing weight, but they don’t necessarily think about the performance goals that can keep them motivated and provide tangible results. Incorporating performance goals, like being able to do a certain number of push-ups or lifting a certain weight, can make a big difference in keeping people on track.

The Need for Specificity: Why Focusing on One Goal Is Key

One of the biggest mistakes people make when setting goals is not being specific enough. If you can’t clearly articulate what your goal is and what you’re doing to move towards that goal, you’re probably wandering. Angelo suggests focusing on one goal at a time and being very specific about what that goal is. Once that goal is achieved, you can move onto the next one.

Baseline Awareness: Setting Yourself Up for Success

A key component of successful goal setting is establishing a baseline. This means knowing what is maintaining your current level of health and fitness. Without this knowledge, it’s nearly impossible to estimate what changes you need to make to reach your goals. Establishing a nutritional baseline takes the guesswork out of the equation and makes it easier to develop a plan that works for you.

In conclusion, setting goals is a crucial first step in achieving success in any area of life, including health and fitness. However, it’s important to approach goal setting with a clear plan that includes both big-picture goals and small progressive steps, a focus on performance goals, specificity, and a baseline of nutritional knowledge. By following these guidelines, you can set yourself up for success in reaching your health and fitness goals.

Check out the interview with Angelo here!

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