Dos and Don'ts of Individual Goal Setting

How can setting health goals enhance your professional goals?

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Discover the best way to begin any goal with Personal Fitness Trainer and Coach, Darian Moorman. Darian, who leads both clients and his co-trainers at Iron Tribe Fitness, provides key steps and tips on goals setting. He reminds us of the rules we learned in grade school and high school, for anyone who played sports or was on a team or in a club: in order to achieve a goal, we must be disciplined, follow a specific path and visualize our main objective.


However, in his experiences coaching adults, Darian says that that as we mature, we often forget that these same elements are necessary to achieve goals in our business, professional and personal lives.


Through his expert fitness approach, Darian guides us through the dos and don'ts of goal setting. Learn what goal setting is for you; discover smarter goal setting; and practice defining goals to achieve the desired results for your preferred future.

If I was in front of a group of leaders and I was telling them about discipline, how I would involve fitness into that is fitness is a form of discipline. When you're a child and you grow up into development sometimes your parents put you in different sports, and when you were in those sports you followed the structure that those sports facilities pertained to. When you grow older you fall out of that pattern, and then you get into the work field and you lose that mindset of, "This is what I need to do to stay healthy."

When I'm talking with an athlete and I want to set a goal for them or help them to be able to create a goal for themselves, what we like to do first is figure out what they want to accomplish when they come into Iron Tribe Fitness. I ask them, "Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to gain muscle?" And when they come to me, sometimes, or a lot of times people come and they don't clarity in what they want.

If you don't have a goal in mind, then it's really easy to give up, it's really easy to give in, and then you don't know what you're trying to reach. It's the same thing for business leaders or leaders in general. If you don't have a goal in mind then you're leading everyone to nothingness.

As a leader, you have to have an initial goal or an end goal in mind, but you have to have mile markers to make sure that you're hitting those goals. It's just like a teacher. She's teaching a class of students and she wants all her students to have straight A's. If that's the end goal, straight A's, she just can't wait until the end of the year to make sure they have straight A's. She has to make sure that they're learning this material.

If you have an end date, then it creates urgency. Urgency is what helps people reach their goals. It doesn't allow you to take excuses and use those to not reach them. When I'm delegating to the coaches that are at our gym, if I don't have goals for them, set or inline, then I don't know how the gym is running. Because they have those goals, they know each week, "This is what I'm supposed to do," and I know to expect that out of them.

It actually makes it easier on the leader when somebody has a goal in mind because it relieves the stress of having to check on people and then you can be at ease knowing that these things are getting done and now you can do what you need to do to help develop other people as well.
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Darian Moorman

My name is Darian Moorman. I am from Marietta, Georgia and played football in high school and received a football scholarship at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. I met my beautiful girl at Samford and she actually married me. She...

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