Several years ago I came across a recommendation to read Million Dollar Habits by Brian Tracy. Brian is a self-made multi-millionaire. He also never went to college.
One of the fundamental habits of his success was goal setting.
Setting long-term goals, then breaking them down into smaller chunks.
As an example, you might say I want to lose 30 pounds by August, 2010. 30 pounds in 52 weeks is about 2.5 pounds a month, a little over ½ pound a week.
Not only does goal setting help hold you accountable, but it also makes big goals seem more attainable.
Losing 30 pounds sounds awful. Losing ½ pound doesn’t seem so bad.
It’s amazing how simple this is, and how few people do it.
It’s amazing how many people say “I don’t need to do that.”
Maybe some people can get away with not writing out their goals, but why risk it.
The most successful people in EVERY industry have clearly written out goals.
If you’re not reaching your goals try writing them down.
Write them every morning.
You’ll be amazed at how much this helps.
Kevin has rapidly established himself as a leader in the field of physical preparation and sports science for ice hockey. He is currently the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, where he oversees all aspects of designing and implementing the team’s performance training program, as well as monitoring the players’ performance, workload and recovery. Prior to Boston, Kevin spent 2 years as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Sharks after serving as the Director of Performance at Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ. He also spent 5 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with USA Hockey’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by the NHL, NSCA, and USA Hockey.