Setting goals over time: helping or hindering?
I am reading a lot of posts about “I set my goal to be xx by yy at latest for 1st of zz” (introduce random inch numbers and months).
I am a little bit suspicious if this is really helpful.
I know a lot of people in here come from intense sports and bodybuilding activities where setting goals is a key to tell yourself to better start moving your ass.
I did it myself and still do, but only when it comes to sports.
But is PE really comparable to sports?
And then I am not sure if it is beneficial to have a goal and not to reach it.
I mean, what if you set yourself a (non public) goal which is too ambitious?
No feedback from vets because you never told it, just some numbers in your head or in your PE logbook.
How will you feel if you can’t achieve them? Better? Or frustrated?
And does it help in the eternal quest for the optimal personal routine?
I mean: does my dick listen to my brain? Does he read Thundersplace?
Ok, he may point sometimes towards the computer screen, but I doubt he knows how to read :-)
I have only one objective in PE: to find my individual growth zone and to stay tuned in it.
No inches per time goal, just find the zone and stay in.
What do you think, am I a non-focused or lazy guy or do I even put my progress at risk?
What are your reasons for settings (or not setting) gain versus time objectives?
Do we really train better if we have an objective set?