Set a Martial Arts Goal for Every Month of 2022. Here’s How.

2022 is here and with it is an opportunity to learn and grow as a martial artist. Keeping motivated throughout the year takes a lot of self-mastery and dedication. To help you get started we want to discuss how setting a goal each month will help you to stay motivated and reach those goals.

Monthly goals are easier to break down, helping you maintain motivation and productivity in the long run. This quick guide will show you how to set up your own martial arts goals for the coming year:

Start Big

This may seem counterproductive…but there is nothing wrong with setting your sights on a big goal. Some of the world’s most accomplished people used high aspirations as fuel and inspiration. You can do the same with your own martial arts goals.

Break it Down

Real goal-setting success comes from taking your most significant dreams and breaking them down into actionable steps. This will help you to lay the path for success instead of just daydreaming.

Let’s say you have a goal of reaching your next belt level. Talk to your instructor and identify the areas you need the most work on, write it down and make a plan to work on one item each month. You can even group similar items together, if training on them in a group makes sense – when in doubt ask an instructor. This helps break down your own big goal into smaller ones that all point toward the end result.

Use an Online Calendar

Goal setting requires accountability. One of the best tools to help with this is as simple as an online calendar. You can physically layout your plans with deadlines and reminders that push you forward. As long as you stick with what you set in your Calendar, your progress is practically guaranteed.

Your online calendar will help you lay out a training plan to follow each week, along with the times you will commit to your plan. Setting out the plan helps to eliminate excuses and focuses your efforts on training towards a goal.

Pro tip. If you share your goal with another person, you can share your online calendars to stay in sync. Now you have a training partner and an accountability buddy!

Record Your Progress

This is a really important step to keep you motivated as the months pass. Make sure that you record your progress and celebrate the little wins. There will be days when it doesn’t seem like much progress is being made towards your big goal but you’ll be able to look back and see just how far you’ve come in 2022. Nothing is as motivating as progress!

Pro tip. A journal is a great tool for recording the progress of your goals. You can also use your online calendar as a record keeper. As long as you’re using it for diligent planning, it will keep a record of everything you’ve done in pursuit of your goals.

Get Started Today

Finally, there is no time to wait! Create your online calendar and start making your plans to achieve your martial arts goals in 2022.

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