Reviewing my 2010 resolutions, I realize I haven't done too shabby. Fortunately, my work in the nonprofit sector has me well versed in using the S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) goal method, which translates well for personal goals.
My progress has stalled lately and I’ve become more and more frustrated. I had my “Oprah AHA” moment when I realized that my confidence has been lost since the Miami Open. Since then, I don’t feel my performance in class has been up to par. And, although I want to compete in NAGA in February, I’m scared to death and subconsciously looking for excuses not to compete.
In my opinion, I need to continue my work on 1) passing guard, 2)sweeping and 3) takedowns. I also have a terrible memory and can’t remember all of the new moves we learn in class. So my fourth goal will involve figuring out a way to improve on this. Any ideas, please share. In the meantime, I'll get started developing these goals using the S.M.A.R.T. strategy.
One step towards progress, in the coming year Tom and I are committed to supplement our training by practicing at home. We rearranged our room to create a larger space, making it easier to pull out our mats. This will also be beneficial for the kids – especially Hunter who has recently become more assertive in his training. Only wish I had a whole barn to train in like Allie! Maybe I'll ask Santa.