Vision is a mental picture of the future. It is an idea of what the future can hold but has not yet happened. Vision is the thing inside of us that guides us. It creates a desire to grow and improve. Vision embodies our hopes and ideals. It gives us a sense of purpose. Visions bring us flashes or glimpses of what is possible.
Having vision and goals are crucial in a physical training program as well.
- Training with a purpose and with structured direction is proven to enhance your ability to reach your goals.
- Setting a realistic goal that can be specifically measured and monitored is essential in reaching optimal results.
The most important element to achieving a goal is setting a goal that is something you want to achieve.
3 Reasons Why Vision Is Important:
- Vision shows us where we are headed.
Starting with a training program, a plan is needed. Training without a goal or purpose can minimise motivation levels and diminish intensity during workouts. As a result, it is less likely that change will occur.
With a proper plan, you get a direction to your purpose. Vision helps us in directing our path towards our goal. It shows us where we are headed, helps us to be on track and saves us in falling into distraction.
- Vision provides motivation and inspires us to keep ongoing.
It is likely for you to feel lazy or lack conviction in your training program over some time. But with a clear vision and support of your peers and trainer, you can get back on track. Vision motivates us to keep moving ahead and inspires us to set new bars in progress.
A big goal is often scary when looked at on its own and may take quite a while to achieve. This is where breaking it down and setting mini weekly goals will help you see progress during the process and keep your motivation high.
- Vision provides focus and purpose to what we do.
With all of life’s distractions, and people vying for our attention nowadays, it can be hard to feel a sense of accomplishment.
Acting on your vision will provide you with the focus needed to accomplish your goals. Vision helps us to work on what is important to achieve the results and not get caught up in the mundane stuff.
Tracking your progress:
Whether the goal is body composition focused or exercise-driven, here is an option that your progress can be monitored weekly and measured accordingly.
Taking regular progress photos:
It is a really good way of monitoring changes that are occurring to your body composition – the scales do not tell the whole story! You will be surprised to see the differences that have occurred within a short time even when you are thinking nothing much has changed.
Visualising how you will look and feel when you achieve your goal is also a great way to tap into the extra motivation to smash out a tough weight session or hard cardio workout. Also letting your trainer know what they can say to get you to give that extra few % efforts can work well.
Let’s set some awesome goals and then work together to smash them!