Goal Setting, week 3

During this week, we will be talking about putting your goals down in writing when Goal Setting.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Goals that are not written down are just wishes.” — Fithugh Dodson (author and psychologist)

Goal Setting:  a goal is something you are willing to struggle to achieve.

Writing down our goals can be a good way to clarify what it is that we want to achieve.  We have to be specific, and decide what we really want to make happen, when we commit our goals to paper.  Writing down our goals, and then reviewing them regularly, both motivates us to take action, and helps to keep us on track toward our goals.  Writing down our goals also helps us see and celebrate our progress.  We can see how far we have come, and also assess how far we have yet to go.  We can also celebrate our achievement when we finally accomplish our goal.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  What is a goal you have set for yourself in the martial arts?
  2.  What is a goal you have set for yourself outside the martial arts?
  3.  Are you willing to keep trying to accomplish them even when they get very hard?

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