Archive for August, 2012

My training update: the pursuit of a black belt II

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

In my last post I highlighted that I was going to compete for the grade of 2nd Kyu in Judo, or blue belt. I was super excited to have the opportunity to fight and was able to record all three fights.

On reflexion I was able to achieve my process and performance goals in two of my fights, though I must admit that I was hoping for a BIG crowd pleasing Ippon. Next time :)

There are many things that I need to work on if I am to progress and become the fighter I want to be, yet for now I’m pleased I was able to achieve my outcome goals for this grading.

If I could share a take-away lesson with you it would be this: use goal setting. Goal setting is a very powerful motivational tool which can really aid focus. As you’ve read, there are more than one type of goals you can set. Enjoy the process, execute the performance and the outcome should take care of itself.