It´s not the size of your goal: the podium at “your competition” or just losing weight. Having goals is good because it lifts your self-confidence (and your performance) when reaching them. In the goal setting process, it is essential that you keep an realistic eye on the size of your goal. What is too high, what is too low? It’s easier and more effective to work with a system. Keep a book or training diary to realize what you have achieved so far. Work with a coach or mentor and reward yourself when you accomplish your goals. If it didn´t work out, reflect on why. Self-reflection as an athlete is an effective tool to get where you want to go. etape3 will help you with your goal setting process, your work with self reflection and leeds you towards them. Ask for more information.