Whether your goals are based in MMA, exercise, work productivity, or anything else you want to achieve, there are some key guidelines to not only setting achievable (and difficult) goals, but also reaching them.
Write Your Goals Down
When you “seal the deal” by writing your goals down, you’ll feel more locked into achieving them no matter what obstacles are thrown your way. If your goals are just floating around in your mind, they’re moldable and adaptable in a way that easily allows you to make them easier by shorting yourself from your original idea.
Make Them Measurable
Abstract goals tend to get pushed to the side, as they’re not as concrete as those that can be measured. For instance, instead of creating a goal to “eat better”, set a goal to incorporate three vegetables into your day, or remove fried foods. These goals are easier to measure and can help get you to where you’d like to be.
Look For Inspiration
If you have goals to get better in MMA, find inspiration to get you there! Following MMA fighters or accounts on Instagram can remind you of your goals every time you log in, and seeing some of the best on your feed can push you to become even better!
Take Advice From Those Who Know
Whatever your goals may be, it’s more than likely that someone else has blazed that trail before you. Ask a friend who has lost weight how they did it, or ask your instructor what you should be working on at home in order to become a better fighter. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, as those who have been there before you most likely have some great advice!
Don’t Let Setbacks Discourage You
If you fall, get back up! Just because you may have made a mistake or missed your goal by a little doesn’t mean you shouldn’t press forward and keep trying. The fact is, whether you’ve made a misstep or fallen slightly short, you’re most likely closer to your goal than you were before, so keep trying and one day you’ll get there!
If you’ve got martial arts goals you’d like to achieve, let Believe MMA help you get there! To find out more about what we offer, as well as how to get started, contact us today and we’ll help you create and achieve goals that can help you become better over time!