Setting yourself targets is important in your overall development.
The targets in terms of numbers will change all the time, depending of course on exactly how much you keep on improving.
A good more general target you can set yourself every year is just as important, and sets up your mindset to achieve bigger things.
I try to get individuals to improve each and every year.
This is a big target i set myself and as long as i improve, even in a small way, i will know that i have been successful in that year’s progress.
Let’s it another way that may surpise you, like it did with me the very first time i heard it.
Let’s say an individual can run for 2 miles, and can cycle 5 miles sometimes, and does a little weight training twice a week with the same weights all the time. Let’s say this happens every week, and has done for the last 5 years.
The vital thing to take out of this example is that this fitness programme is the SAME all the time. It never changes one bit, the intensity never changes, an even the weights are always the same.
I have to say right now that the very fact that this individual is exercising, and this is a MASSIVE POSITIVE in health terms, and i encourage these habits very strongly!
However, this is an example of someone who never improves, who goes through the motions too much, and has remained in the same state of fitness for 5 whole years, when if he/she changed his/her programme much more regularly, then the physical improvements would have been drastically more impressive.
You can easily change your programme every 6 weeks, at the latest every 12 weeks, and really benefit from those even subtle changes you could make.
Time to re-evaluate what you are doing, study what could improve, and aim to improve each and every year, no matter how small that improvement would be. This is a simple goal for you every year, and one guaranteed to bring a level of success that you wouldn’t have otherwise.