Strive to Achieve Your Goals
While you are on the road to black belt, you may discover that the road can be tough to travel and it might have a few obstacles on it that could slow you down. Let’s face it, if earning a black belt was simple, everyone would have one. The most important thing to remember is that when that road gets a bit bumpy or you start to take a wrong turn, smooth out the bumps and ask for directions to get back on track. Think about how great you will feel when you achieve your black belt, no matter what kind of distractions or obstacles could have come up along the way. The journey that we take to black belt teaches us to set goals, be persistent, overcome obstacles, and follow-through in the martial arts school as well as in life. I like to teach future black belts to use the word “S.T.R.I.V.E.” as an acronym that to help them stay focused on achieving their goal. Putting the following information to use helped me accomplish my goals many times over.
Here’s what S.T.R.I.V.E. stands for:
Start small – set a series of short-term, bite-size goals that will add up to a big one such as earning your black belt.
Think tall – set a goal that is worthwhile, and dream bigger than life. If nothing could stop you, what would you like to accomplish? Picture yourself achieving your goal.
Reach over the wall – choose a goal that will require that you push yourself to new limits and try something new.
Invest your all – give it your best shot. Keep working towards your goals and don’t give up.
Visualize the ball – Take the time to see or visualize yourself achieving your black belt or other goals you have set. What are the rewards of sticking with your goal? How will your life be different? See yourself at the big celebration that will happen after you complete your goal.
Expect to stall – Distractions and obstacles may come up on your road to black belt and other worthwhile goals. Know that with high peaks, where everything is going as planned, that you may run into some valleys. Be prepared to take action to overcome those valleys and distractions to get back on track.
Remember that the world is full of great starters. It takes a special person to “strive” towards excellence and finish what they start. The road to black belt may get a bit bumpy, but some of the most valuable lessons in life are learned by those who ride out those bumps, believe in themselves, and overcome challenges to become victorious.
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