Judo and goal setting

“Dreams are where reality is made.” I don’t know who said this, but I really like this quote. I love the fact that what some people have dreamed of, they have achieved. Yes, they worked hard for it, but once they had a dream and they went after it and they achieved it.

What are your dreams or goals?

– Buy a car

– Pass an exam at the university.

– Win a state competition

– Lose a few kilos

– Put on some muscles

– Launch the black belt in your club in training next week (or next year)

– Become a World Champion

– Learn the Nage no Kata

– Learn a new setting for Ippon Seoi Nage

Goal setting is a fundamental aspect of life, just like Judo. It’s good to have a goal and work towards something. Goals can be big or small, short term or long term, but I believe you should always have a goal, a dream, or a vision.

When I was 13 years old, my long-term dream was to compete in the Olympics.

To achieve my dream I had to work hard and meet many short term goals along the way. Some of these short-term goals include:

– Develop strong technical forwards.

– Have a strong transition Ne Waza

– Represent the state team.

– Represent the national team.

– Win some fights in the higher ranks.

– Begin a judo-specific gym program

– Control my opponent’s sleeve.

By having short, medium and long term goals, you will never feel that your goal is unattainable. This is due to the fact that all of you are always constantly working to achieve something.

As a recreational or competitive judoka, what are your long-term judo goals? What are your short-term judo goals?

Think about what you really want to achieve as a judoka. Don’t just think about your goals, write them down. Many successful people, whether in sports or business, at one point or another have written down their goals. By doing this, you have identified what you want to achieve and that is when the journey begins.

Talk to your trainer, trainer or training partner and get a clear picture of what you would like to achieve or improve in your judo game.

Once you have set your goals, I think your training will be much more meaningful and you will have a clearer idea of ​​what you are looking for in judo.

If you lack motivation or inspiration, I would recommend taking a few days off from training, as you don’t want to burn out or overtrain. On your days off, do things you might not get a chance to do, like go to the movies one night or hang out with family and friends. After a few days off, you’ll probably be looking forward to getting back into training.

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