Tag: goal setting

Monday Morning Motivation: Colin McCourt and goal-setting

Colin McCourt in his prime and in early 2017

We’re nearly a month into 2018. Many people who subscribe to the ‘New year, new you!’ philosophy, but they simply wish for change aren’t making it happen. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? How are they going? Did you plan ahead and have a clear goal? Depending on your Read more…

Revisiting my goals for 2015

Hand-drawn 2015

At the end of December 2014, I set out my goals for 2015, so I thought it was time for me to revisit them. Goal 1: I am going to eat healthy food for 20/21 meals and assess my progress at the end of 100 days (14th April). I hope Read more…

How do you deal with the off-season slump?

Rows of medals

I’ll be honest that I’ve been in a bit of a slump recently. I spent the first half of the year building up to Ironman Dublin 70.3 in August and the Scilly Swim Challenge in September and those events were immediately followed by the Tour de Y. I then realised Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Do you have a motivation page?

Motivation page or board - quotations pinned on a metal locker

Do you use any tips or tricks to help keep your motivation going? Maybe you have a motivation wall, or perhaps a medal display to remind you of your achievements? Some people create montages that help them to visualise where they want to be in the future. This motivation page Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Planning and goal-setting

Setting SMART goals using a weekly planner

We’ve all heard of SMART goals (Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic and Time-based), but how many of you think about the language you use on your to-do lists? Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Explore more visuals like this one on the Read more…

Swimming fail

Sad pug reflecting on failure

‘So how did you get on in your 400m time trial?’, I can hear you asking. Sadly, the answer is that I failed. I could try to put a different spin on this, but it didn’t happen. I did some of the necessary planning (made my lunch and prepared breakfast Read more…