Goal setting is the development of an action plan. Designed to support and motivate you in the process of achieving your goals. This is done by progressively challenging, your baselines of skills performance. A goal for a sprinter that runs 100m in 12s, might be running 100m in 10s. Goals like this or any other goal can be accomplished using goal setting tools.
Goal setting tools
- Process goals
- Outcome goals
- Short-term goals
- Long-term goals
Process goals are what we can change or do every day, to achieve an outcome goal. Such as, routine, diet, technique, habits, effort, recovery/resting time, etc. It helps you improve the necessary things, to you reach your goal. Every single thing matter.
- A better nutrition gives your muscles energy, to work harder
- The adequate rest promotes muscular improvements
- Training increases protein levels, thus it improves nutrition
- An extra effort stimulates your muscles, to make adjustments, to reach higher repetition, weight, speed, etc...
Process goals help you reach your outcome goal and hey also help you improve the other process goals.
- Improve balance in landing
- Jump 5 cm higher
- Turn faster
Some long-term goals:
- Winning the league competition
- Becoming the fastest player on the team at the season end
- Becoming the strongest at the gym we go to, within 2 years
- Lose 20kg
Applying goals setting
- Set a long-term goal (dream)
- Set short-term goals, to help you achieve your long-term goal
- Use process goals to make the changes you need to improve
- Focus on your outcome goal and do your best