How long did Jimi Hendrix record music for? 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
It seems like it must've been a long time; after all, he had a TON of great music. But if you picked any of those answers, you would be wrong.
Jimi Hendrix only recorded music for 3 YEARS!
Now I'm sure some of you are thinking, "What does this have to do with training?" When you think about it, it has everything to do with training.
What do YOU want to do in the next 3 years? It's great to have both short-term (3-6 month goals), and long-term goals (say 5-10 years), but we need those pit stops along the way to keep us en route. Whether your goal is to win a bodybuilding contest, become a National caliber powerlifter, or simply get yourself healthy, remember that we need short, long and MEDIUM term goals to help us stay on track and get us to the top. From now on, I'm going to call this the Hendrix Effect.
What are YOU going to do in the next 6 months? 3 years? 5-10 years? If you don't know, sit down RIGHT NOW and figure it out.
As the saying goes, "Failing to plan is planning to fail."