It all comes down to goal-setting in your Integrity Martial Arts Tae Kwon Do practice! When do you want to get to the next belt rank?
Start by creating smart Goals! Make your goals:
Specific: A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal.
EXAMPLE: A general goal would be, “Get to 100 pushups.” But a specific goal would say, “Start doing 20 push-ups a day.”
Measurable – Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.
When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required to reach your goal.
Attainable – When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills to reach them. You begin seeing previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to the achievement of your goals.
Realistic– To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be. But be sure that every goal represents substantial progress.
Timely – A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it there’s no sense of urgency. If you want to get to the next Taekwondo belt rank at Integrity Martial Arts, when do you want to earn it by? “Someday” won’t work. But if you anchor it within a timeframe, “by May 1st”, then you’ve set your unconscious mind into motion to begin working on the goal.
Your goal is probably realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished.
If you need help with your goal setting, talk to Mr. Frost or Mr. Lew! They would love to help.