Goal Setting: Long and Short-Term Goals
Short-term: Goals that can be measured daily, weekly or monthly. This will let you see where you stand and how close you are getting to achieve your long-term goals. These help measure your performance in small increments.
Example: To make the team or to work out 2x a day 5x a week.
Long-term: Goals that are going to take you from 1 to 5 years to achieve.
Example: Winning the NCAA or being an Olympic Champion.
Tips to Achieve Your Goals
Tip 1: Use a training log: This is to ensure your commitment to your goal. You will be able to see why things aren't working out for you if too many days are missed in your training. It usually shows you are not working hard enough.
Tip 2: Have a plan: Design or have someone help you design a general format showing how you plan to achieve your goal.
Have an in-season format and an out-of-season plan. This is usually how you are going to make your dreams a reality.
Tip 3: Make a commitment: This should be long-term, not just a week or a month.
Example: Many people quit after realizing how hard a particular goal is to achieve or before they see the light at the end of the tunnel. Continue to find ways to succeed instead of reason to fail. It's easy to train when you're winning. It's when your losing that you must make a stronger commitment to what you are doing. Learn to train harder and smarter.
Tip 4: How to stay motivated:
Tip 5: Be Positive with yourself and others.
These are some tips that may help anyone's wrestling. Remember to stay focused on the task at hand, train hard, and be positive. Good Luck!!
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