Here are four tips to help you successfully reach your martial arts goals:
1. Start with SMART Goals
Setting SMART goals helps you be more successful in your martial arts training. A SMART goal is specific and clearly defined as well as measurable. SMART goals are achievable and relevant to your BJJ training and lifestyle. Finally, a SMART goal has an established timeline attached to it.
2. Identify Obstacles
Another way to increase the chances of reaching your martial arts goals is to identify potential obstacles. Think of things that have a history of standing in your way or have a good chance of popping up in the future. If you confront your obstacles now, you have a better chance of coming up with a plan on overcoming them. You won’t be able to plan for every challenge you’ll encounter as you progress toward a goal. But the more prepared you are as you get started, the more likely you are to keep making progress.
3. Track Your Progress
Not only does setting SMART goals increase your chances of success, but also keeping track of your progress. As you’re working toward a particular goal, keep a record of what you’ve done to get closer toward success. A training log or journal of all the work you’ve done creates a visual record of all the hard work you’ve put toward a future accomplishment. On a day that you feel you’ve stopped making any progress, it can be motivating to look back at what you’ve done.
4. Develop Self-Discipline
Unfortunately, when you’re working toward a goal, there aren’t any shortcuts or magical formulas that will accelerate your success. In BJJ training, it really comes down to patience, hard work, and consistent training. The more you work on developing self-discipline, the more likely you are to stick with your practice. For example, you’re more likely to show up for a class or training session instead of skipping out on it.
To get started on achieving your martial arts goals at Tracks BJJ in Coon Rapids, contact us today.