Warrior/Champions set out to turn their dreams
into reality by taking action through goal setting. Often,
personal growth and peak performance are directly
related to how well an athlete has mastered goal-setting
skills 먹튀검증업체. Mental athletes are goal-oriented. They have
When an athlete complains of lacking motivation,
you can be sure that it’s almost always caused by goals
that fail to inspire him to action. Goals serve to keep you
on target. They increase the desire to achieve. Goals
increase your self-confidence as you experience
measurable improvement. With proper goal setting, the
quality of practice sessions automatically improves.
Goals enhance performance, and help create
While setting your own, private goals, be sure that
they are both challenging and realistic. Slightly out-of-
reach goals are best: inspiring hard work, yet still
attainable with dedicated effort. Goals need to be set
neither too high, nor too easy and low-which would
defeat their very purpose. Goals should be written down
and reviewed frequently. Goals should come in the
forms of daily goals, monthly goals and annual goals,
and remember that what you are striving for is progress
rather than perfection. Believe me, as you begin to focus
on meaningful, specific goals, the power of your hidden
reserves will be unleashed and good things will begin to
I well remember when I came to meet Leo-tai with
“Goals 1 to 25” neatly transcribed which I proudly
Leo-tai stroked his chin.
“Hmmm,” is all he said and I was instantly on the
defensive. (Hmmm with Leo-tai never meant, “Well
“What do you mean?” I demanded. “Aren’t those
good goals? If I achieve those rankings, I’d be one of the
top kick-boxers on the scene.”
kitchen, and returned with two green teas. “My friend,”
he asked, “are these your goals or did you have help in
deciding upon them?”
I wondered how that might be bad.
“Listen, Daniel-san. Goals are most meaningful
when they are what you truly want for yourself, not what
others want for you.”
“OK, but I do want these goals,” I objected, a little
“Secondly,” he said, paying no attention at all,
“what’s this you have written here, ‘Don’t lose in the
early rounds at nationals.’ “
“What’s wrong with that?”
Leo-tai shook his head.
“How many times must I remind you that you must
make sure to state your goals in a way that emphasizes
what you want to happen, not what you want to avoid.
This ‘don’t lose in the early rounds’ is not a goal at all,
I looked at the 25 things I’d written down more
carefully now. Around a quarter of them were negative-
orientated. I scrunched the paper into a ball and having
let the paper fly; I made a perfect goal, straight into the
“So what am I supposed to do then?”
“There is nothing wrong with your goals, but you
must lay them out thoughtfully. Ask yourself what you
want to accomplish over the next two or three years.
Make these your long-term goals. Give them a
“Right. And then?”
“Then think of at least three things that you want to
achieve within the next year. Make these your short-
term goals. Give them a completion date,” he told me.
“And then what?” I asked him.
“Then decide what it is that you can do every month
to help you accomplish your short-term goals,” he said.
“Write these down. These are your monthly goals. Give
them a completion date too.”
“Set daily goals, that help you achieve monthly
goals, that help you achieve your short-term goals, which
in turn help you achieve your long-term goals. When
your goals fit together this way and you set off to
accomplish them, you make progress. But first you must
make sure it’s your dream and not anybody else’s dream
-this is the way forward. Any more tea?” he asked.
“No, thanks,” I said. I was busy thinking about what
he had given me. With this framework it all seemed
comparatively simple. I found myself consumed with
the desire to start listing my goals over again, more
patiently, more logical, more perfectly.
“Do it now,” Leo-tai urged me. “Use the guidelines
and the system of goal setting I just described for you. I
challenge you to create your plan. Start right now and
point yourself in the right direction by taking the steps
necessary to begin to accomplish your goals and
Leo-tai poured himself more tea.
“Think deeply. Decide why accomplishing your
goals is important. Create plans. Take action.
Everything you need is inside of you, inside your very
dreams. Goals represent your dreams along a timeline,
showing you the steps needed to achieve your success.
Remember that every journey is taken step by step. So
start thinking. Be creative, take risks, try things, and
most importantly, set your goals before you - Believe in
your ability to accomplish them. If I were you, I would
start right now.”
For the next few days, I was busy thinking and
dreaming. I took his lesson seriously. I have never
regretted having done so.
Remember: Setting goals is critical because
they help you achieve. They represent your
dreams along a timeline and help you to