“A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Goal setting is universally vital for all sports, education, and in the workplace. Many of times, individuals set goals but do they really buy into the process/journey of being able to accomplish those goals? For example, let’s say my goal is to be a High School State Champion. In order to be a State Champion, many sacrifices need to be made. Some of these sacrifices may include being away from family and friends, traveling for competition/training, and staying disciplined in all facets of life (education, nutrition, training, strength and conditioning, extracurricular s).
Those are some serious sacrifices for a High School Aged Student-Athlete to balance in order to make their goals become a reality (not a wish). In this blog, we are going to explain how to make an effective goal setting plan that will help you stay on task regularly, give you some pointers that have worked for student-athletes of all ages/experience levels, and apply some examples of proper goal setting techniques.
Here are a couple of things that need to be noted before we talk about how to set goals:
Now let’s talk about how you can carry out and crush your goals!
When setting a goal, you should follow these three steps:
S.M.A.R.T. Method Goal-Setting Example:
S: “My goal is to become a High School State Wrestling Champion by March 2nd, 2019.”
M: “I will accomplish my goal of being a High School State Wrestling Champion by giving 100 percent in my physical/mental training, my studies, and in my nutrition every day. “
A: “This goal is attainable because I know that I am willing to put the work in to get to the point I need to get to. I will train smart and hard in both athletics and in my studies. I will also implement extra workouts into my daily schedule.”
R: “My goal of winning a High School Wrestling State Championship is realistic because my plan is to:
T: “ I will accomplish my goal of being a High School Wrestling State Champion by (roughly) 6:30 P.M. on March 2nd 2019.”
All in all, knowing how to set effective goals is so important in life. Always have your eyes on the prize, stay motivated, and crush your goals! If need be, please use this blog as a reference when you are ready to sit down and write your goal down.
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