I do, however, think it's important to have goals all year round in many aspects of your life. I decided to set some goals for this upcoming competition season:
- Remain positive throughout prep. Note that I didn't write, "Don't be negative" cuz that would be negative. I was SO crabby last year during prep, and I hated it! Oh, the irony of that statement. I couldn't figure out why I felt so negative. And after 6 months of introspection ... I still can't figure it out. This year, I'm going to really focus on finding the silver lining and keeping my thoughts positive. Even when I feel like crap.
- Approach each workout with enthusiasm, not dread. I have high hopes that I'll be able to achieve this goal; however, it may become extremely difficult closer to the competition. When my energy is low throughout the day, I dread my workout, wondering how I'll ever find the strength to get through it. I need to just keep reminding myself that I've never NOT found the strength. Therefore, it's hidden within me somewhere and I just need to trust that I will get through it. Because I always do.
- Play nice with others. See also: "Remain positive throughout prep." I'm going to strive to work on my patience level.
- Bring my absolute best to the stage. This is a goal I've always had ever since I began competing. I always want to bring my best to the stage and know that I did everything I possibly could do to achieve my best look. There have been times that I haven't looked my best on stage, and it's a humbling experience, one I don't ever want to repeat again if I can help it.
Do you set goals? What are some of your 2013 life and/or competition goals?