Do you know where you are going in life? In your sport? The great philosopher, Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you could wind up someplace else.”
Only 3% of all people set goals and less than 1% have a true purpose in life. If you don’t have a plan, and don’t know where you want to go, how are you going to get there? The funny thing is, people don’t have direction, but then COMPLAIN about how their life is turning out. Or they don’t have goals in the sport that they play, and then COMPLAIN that they aren’t getting any better. It all boils down to this…”Do you want to live a fulfilling life, or just merely exist?” Choose one of the following… “I’m glad I did” or… “I wish I had”
Set goals using the following steps:
1. Take some time and REALLY think about what you want to accomplish in sports/life.
2. Write down your top goals in any category (life, sports, school, business, relationships, spirituality, fitness/nutrition, etc). Don’t worry about having big goals…many people set their goals too low.
3. Visualize at least once a day that they have been already attained. FEEL how it will feel when you reach those goals (notice that I said “WILL”).
4. Write down ways in which you will reach your goals.
5. Every time you do something to get closer to your goals (every day), write it down so you can chart your progress.
6. Find an accountability partner and meet with them once a week to make sure you are constantly working towards your goals.
7. Start today!
Most people look at their goals from the bottom of the mountain and those goals look so high and far away. I would rather pretend that I’m on TOP of the mountain, having already reached my goals and then I look at the steps that I took to get there. Then I take those steps and go back up the mountain. This way, there’s the faith that it will happen, and less pressure to actually attain them.