goal setting

DAARI Part 3 – Accountability

Have you ever imagined what life would be like if everyone held themselves to the highest level of accountability? Children would get their homework completed without repeated questions from their parents and those in the workplace would show up to work on time and complete their duties. I have to imagine a world of efficiency and independence. So, let’s ask ourselves one simple question: How can we teach and coach accountability to our young athletes?   Since 75% of Americans play…

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DAARI Part 2 – Action

The process of doing something to achieve an aim defines action.  Action builds trust and respect.  Action also elevates a person’s confidence when goals are accomplished.  It’s important that young athletes have a working knowledge of how to create action when looking to achieve their goals.  We want to make sure that our action is measurable to the goal and not just for the sake of saying we did something.  Hitting 50 balls off of a tee isn’t the same…

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Visualize Success

When you are not putting in a maximum effort, what are you thinking about that’s taking away from your ability to perform at the highest level? When do you begin thinking about the next practice or the next game? What kind of mental preparation should we do and when does it begin? The answer is in you and it is individualized. There are many that believe in superstition and follow the same process for every athletic event. There are some…

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Formulating Goals

What do you want to accomplish or change?  Start with Goal setting.  Goals are important as they give you direction.  Following the SMART process provides you with clear direction, attainable targets and the ability to make the necessary changes.  Defining your VISION will allow you to formulate a plan.  Next, take ACTION to achieve your goals.  It can be a small step or a more significant maneuver.  Keep moving forward to progress.  CHANGE will be measurable and evident as you achieve…

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