I do my best to encourage positive change and goal setting all year around here at Soccer Mastermind.
But that doesn’t change the fact that a new year-new decade- has just passed us by.
What better way to start fresh?
The start of the year is a great time for setting New Year resolutions and a great time to map out some goals.
If you’re like me, you’ve just finished a week-long binge on food, alcohol and spending.
It’s that time again. The time has come again to put ourselves under the microscope and under pressure to commit to new goals and to make decisions to start doing something or to stop doing something.
Lets start with some questions.
Are you motivated?
Are you passionate about Soccer?
Do you love playing the game?
Will you do anything for that elusive contract?
Chances are you’ve answered “yes” to all of the above. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while I can guarantee that you have answers, techniques and solutions to the above questions and how to get that elusive contract.
Do you spend a lot of time thinking about training?
Do you read a lot of books and magazines about the game?
Did you read the latest autobiography about the young boy with nothing that became the million-dollar pin up boy for Nike?
Of course you did!
But how much time did you devote to actual training? How much time did you spend in the gymnasium pushing weights? How much time did you spend with your coach working on your weaknesses?
Everybody wants the million dollar contract. Everybody wants to be sponsored by the heavy weights and the blue chip companies. Everybody wants to play the game professionally and never have to work.
But how many of you are getting things done? How many of you are actually following my advice?
If you have been, get out the Goals you set at the start of 2009.
Did you accomplish your goals? Have you become a better player? Hang on a minute; you didn’t set any did you?
Time to get serious in 2010.
As you look into the screen, get a nice idea of the player you want to become. Try and visualize it.
Have you got it?
Now back to reality. Lets get real honest and eliminate all the bullshit and pipe dreams for one second. Think about the player you’re now.
Notice the difference.
The lesson today without trying to be cynical is this,
Step 1– understand and workout exactly what you want out of the game.
Step 2– understand exactly where you are today
Step 3– Make up the difference with sweat, blood and tears.
I’m not going to annoy you with goal setting tips, mind maps or a list of things to do. If you’re interested you can find all those resources for yourself, this site being one of them.
So the message for 2010 is this, “Notice the Difference.”
If you can prove to me that you set goals when I posted
I will buy you a new pair of boots, your choice of course.
Can you see the point? Goal setting does not work unless you actually set goals and write them down.
“May the winds of destiny blow you to the stars.”