As part of my job, goal setting is vital, and I love setting goals with clients and helping them to reach them. But I'll let you into a secret, I'm not so great at setting them for myself. Many of you will remember my yoga goal. How many sessions did I achieve - 1 in a whole year!!! But last year I learnt a valuable lesson about goal setting - it works for me too. I wanted to change how I worked, so I sat down with my business coach and set clear targets of what I needed to hit and when, and by the end of the year I was where I needed to be, and god that felt good. This year I have gone a step further and set goals for every aspect of my life - work, health & fitness, family and enjoyment. Put your hand up if you are good at setting New Year resolutions, but not so great at sticking to them. Well, here are a few tips that will help guide you towards your dreams, after all, that is what goals should be made up - dreams, leading us nicely into our first tip
At the end of each season, it always seems like next season is miles away. But before you know it the season is about to start and we are madly dashing around trying to finish our competition preparation. Goal setting will make your pre season training more successful, and here is why
1) It gives your training focus
Winter training is an ideal time to focus on key areas that will influence your performance. We can make big changes without worrying that we will destroy the next competition, as we have so much time to make adjustments and fine tune everything. By setting goals for your winter training, you are giving your training direction, and every little element of your riding will be helping your goal. Without a goal, we can aimlessly fly through the winter, chaining lots, but not really focusing on what we are changing and why.
‘Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.’