Posted on: Tuesday 19th May 2015
When goal setting, the goal needs to match the level of commitment
by Coach Kelli Montgomery from MaccaX
It’s always a good time to set goals for the year and the upcoming racing season. When you’ve written down your goal or goals you then need to plan about how you are going to go about accomplishing that goal. What do you need to do or set in place to give yourself the most chance of success? Are you willing to make the commitment it will take to reach the goal? I often see athletes come up with a goal, but then it doesn’t match the level of commitment they are willing to make. If the athlete isn’t willing to do the work or make the sacrifices that it takes to reach it, then the goal needs to be adjusted. If not, this will only lead to disappointment when the mark hasn’t been met later on.
To avoid these issues, you need to sit down and make a list of what you need to do to reach the goal and then you need to ask yourself – honestly – am I willing and able to make that commitment? This is where a good coach can come in to guide you on what you need to do to make it happen, or to ask you the tough questions. Once you decide that you are committed to working towards your season goal, you need a daily “attack plan” to keep you on track and short-term goals to keep you motivated.
With your goal and the steps you need to take in place, the likelihood of reaching your goal is on the highest path for success. And, whether you reach your goal this season or not, enjoy challenging yourself to discover your capabilities, getting out of your comfort zone, and rising to the challenge!
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