The Career Coach/Player/ Student/Sports Person: Setting and Achieving Goals
The new year is a time for making plans for what you want to accomplish. I used to make resolutions, which were quickly given up on before the month of January was even over. Now, I prefer setting goals. Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Goals must be specific and measurable. Your goal might be to become a (your choice) better runner, but without specifics you won't be able to achieve this goal. Some examples of specific goals might be: Take up jogging once a week working on a short distance. Slowly increase the distance and the days you run. Run around the environs of your suburb or your country town, you will see things you hadn’t noticed before. Smell the roses, hug a tree. Update your plans every two/three weeks as progression takes place- or once in November then again at the end of January (after the festive season) Get the idea? Be specific and you will have a course of action. Take action and make your dreams a reality.
The most important thing about goal setting is to set goals you want to achieve. What do you want from your life? This is a time to write down what is important to you. Some goals may be short / long term- you must work (plan) most days towards achieving that dream.
Pick a goal and get started and keep going. Your goal might be (your choice) for an hour every day. Pick a time of day, before work or school, after work or school, during the lunch hour, whenever is right for you and do it.. You know what? If you run most days you become a runner. Pretty simple actually it’s all in the “DOING”
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