As we close in on the end of January, it’s time to reevaluate our goals. Martial arts shows a great parallel to goal setting, and students in our programs can use the secret formula to success to apply to their own goals at home.
1. Take any goal and break it down into smaller steps.
In Martial Arts and at our academy, students are working towards a BLACK BELT. Black belt is an example of a long-term goal, like major weight loss, fitness, better grades in school, or other goals you may have set. The instructors at the academy help students learn how to break their major goal down in to steps by first providing them- the colored belts we walk through are examples of short term steps. If your goal is weight loss, you may break down your goal into five pound or two pound increments. If your goal is straight A’s, you may focus on bringing up one grade at a time.
2. Set a date and stick to it.
From the first day you wear a white belt at our school, you know the month and year you SHOULD take your Black Belt test. We all know that things come up and that goals shift, change, and renew, but that doesn’t mean you don’t set a time table! If you know you want to lose thirty pounds, don’t plan on doing it four weeks from the Mailman’s birthday or on the next Harvest moon, pick a specific date and work towards it.