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Pick a meaningful goal

Ask yourself: Why am I doing this? Do you want to change your health, your body, your relationships, or something else? Identifying the root of what you’re trying to change will help you focus your ambitions around it. “The mere thought of the goal should leave you feeling excited and nervous at the same time,”


Assess your resources

Put aside money or plan for the necessary purchases you will make, and identify ways to slim your existing budget if these resources are costly. Then, figure out which daily habits could be eliminated to make room for working toward your goal. Skipping your Sunday afternoon Netflix binge will open up time for your long ride and maybe even some meal prep for the week ahead. 


Establish a reliable support system

Tell people about your goal: Pick a reliable friend or friends and tell them what your goal is and why it is important for you to achieve it. They can help hold you accountable. Marshall called this a “commitment device.” If you goal demands it, seek out people or resources that can offer expert support and the knowledge you need to succeed. This might mean getting a coach for training and diet advice, or finding a bike shop that can help you find necessary gear, provide maintenance help, and introduce you to other cyclists chasing goals.


Set process goals

Select SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-dependent). Marshall says that breaking big goals into smaller, more achievable segments will improve your odds of success. This could be losing 5 pounds by February, or riding 20 miles straight by March. Tracking your progress will help you sustain enthusiasm during long periods of training and identify strategies aren’t working. And be sure to reward yourself along the way. 

 

Strategize to sustain your gains  

Once you hit your goal (and you will!) start the process over with a new big goal. Perhaps you dropped a bunch of extra weight; to maintain your success, choose a big new goal that requires you to keep the good habits you just developed—for instance, resolve to ride a hilly century.   Then think really long term, like where you want to be in five years. This kind of planning helps us find value in the daily struggles we have meeting our goals. For instance, even though Ortiz’s big goal was a specific event, her ultimate resolution was an enduring lifestyle change. Focusing on long-term benefits will help you resolve to keep working toward them for the rest of your life. 


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