I did a few blogs the other week about setting goals and resolutions.

Unsurprisingly, I saw many other posts around the same time frame about the same subject.

Some I really liked.

Some not so much.

One thing I saw in several places was about your selection of a goal.

About how you had to select the right goal for you.

Which makes sense.

But there was one phrase, or variations of it, that jumped out at me;

“You have to select a goal that you care more about than breathing”

I don’t really know what to do with that.

I’m pretty sure I’ve ever had a goal that I care about that much.

At most I’d say I care more about my kids safety than breathing.

But that’s about it.

Now, I know it’s just a phrase.

But, like many phrases that the Fitness Industry uses, I reckon it’ll be fairly off putting to most people.

Confirmation, yet again, that they “just don’t want it badly enough”.

Proof that they’re just not the kind of person that can ever get in shape.

That being a regular exerciser and eating healthily just isn’t them.

Now, desperately wanting a goal is great.

It’s what helps some strive for the highest standards achievable.

But most of us aren’t bothered about the highest standards achievable.

Or at least nowhere near bothered enough to do the work that’s involved.

Which is fine.

Me too.

What we can do instead though is;

– Find a goal that we are bothered enough about achieving………..

– To be ok with the inconvenience and effort that goes into it.

There’ll be a sweet spot somewhere between those two things.

And that spot will be different for different people and different goals.

You just need to get clear on what you are willing to do……….

For a result you do care enough about.

And then just go and do that (and click here for support and programme that will make sure that you do – www.myrise.co.uk/apply) .

Much love,

‘Every’ Jon ‘You take’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.