As we all make our 2013 resolutions, we need to first remember that a resolution is, by definition, a firm statement of purpose. Therefore, whether your goal/resolution is to win races, achieve a personal best, or simply to work out twice a week, the goals you set will undoubtedly influence your performance.
Keep in mind that there is a lot more to goal setting than just stating what it is you ultimately want to achieve. To get the motivational support and performance boost that goals can provide, athletes and exercisers must set goals systematically. Here’s how they do it: