Goal setting

Goal setting is another tool I do with all the clients I work with. It’s a worthy cerebral exercise.

I ask my clients to come up with 4 sets of goals. The first is a dream goal. What would you do if you could do anything?

Long term goal. What do you want to accomplish by the end of your season?

Mid term goal. What do you want to have accomplished mid way through your season?

Finally a short term goal. What do you want to accomplish within a short time period?

So if I’m working with a ski racer for example, a short term goal will be to finish in the top 5 in their first few races. A mid term goal would be to consistently podium in their races. A long term goal would be to make it to nationals by the end of the season. A dream goal would be to make the national ski team.

So go ahead and set some goals and see what comes from the experience. Whether you’re an athlete or not, it is a worthy exercise.

You now have direction for your efforts, and you get to push the needle accordingly.

Let me know what you come up with.

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2 thoughts on “Goal setting

  1. […] though I don’t know a lot about skiing I like this blog post https://skigurl.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/goal-setting/ as I love things that can be transferred between every different sport.  When coaching […]

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