SETTING GOALS FOR SUCCESS

You can’t achieve success if you’re not moving toward something. Think about your ultimate long-term goal, and then break it down into less overwhelming mini-goals. Then find some incentives to help you stay the course. What kinds of goals am I talking about? The ambitious and attainable ones.

First: Think long and hard about what you want. Make sure your goals are actually things you want to achieve, not what society dictates or what your family or friends want for you. Ultimately your life is yours and you must live it for yourself. I know you might be thinking that’s selfish, but so what? Sometimes being a little selfish is a good thing, especially if it enables you to take care of yourself.

Second: Remember, goals are not inflexible roadblocks meant to make you feel badly about yourself. If you don’t accomplish a goal exactly on schedule, so what? You can’t predict what life is going to throw your way — but you CAN choose the way you react to situations that come up. That is where your power lies. If you fall off the wagon, just get back on — no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

Third: We all have to be realistic when we set our goals. I’m 5 feet 2 inches, and I have a stocky build. I am never going to be a petite little waif, no matter how hard I work. I also want to make a difference in the world, but something tells me I probably don’t stand a good chance of running for president. Instead, I set goals that are realistic and productive. I am 5 feet 2 and stocky, but I am going to be the most fit 5-feet-2 muscle chick I can. I might not be president, but I can teach people how to be healthier and happier through fitness.

Make sense? The bottom line is that goals provide direction. They help bring a focus to our lives so that we can live our dreams — no matter how big or how small they may be.

Taken from EverydayHealth.

KICKBOXING GOALS

What a good kickboxing class I had tonight! Am so happy I joined this club as everyone were really friendly and nobody was up on their high horses although there were some really good fighters there. I hadn’t mentioned to anyone there that I had previous Martial Arts history with some Jiujitsu and Kickboxing/Boxing experience behind me. Not many girls there, but this one girl gravitated to me and asked if we could team up. Sure, I thought, as she had told me before class she had been training kickboxing off and on for almost a year. Big mistake! She was so frail and scrawny, and had no technique, so every time I punched or kicked she acted like I had pummeled her with immense force, even when I was only tapping her. If you want something to happen, sometimes you have to make it happen. After all, it’s my time and my money. So I arranged for us to be teamed up differently. I was then teamed up with a younger kid and a guy my age. And they were both pretty good. After the switch, I had an awesome time and the teacher gave me some good pointers and complimented me on my technique, asking a bit suspiciously if I had practiced some kind of Martial Arts before. I smiled and confessed.

All in all, I can train 4 times a week if I want. I don’t know if I will be able to, but I’m going to try anyway. I’m loving it! And am sooo happy this is the club I chose. It’s not very big and there’s not that many members, but it suits me just fine.

Next time, I’m bringing ALL my gear so I can have my own stuff while training. Big bag full of smelly leather gear. Mmm, love it. Haha!

I have been thinking about a goal to achieve with my training, but haven’t figure one out yet. If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them. Thanks!