Realising A Dream……..

In sport science we talk a lot about goal setting, the importance of this¬†process in structuring our development be it physiologically through periodization, psychologically through mental skills training or in daily life through a ‘to do list’.

A key concept is realistic goals, (e.g. SMART/SMARTER) this I believe, is wrong, maybe not in the short term as achieving goals promotes efficacy, in turn augmenting subsequent efforts in goal achievement. However the master goal should be farfetched, almost ridiculous to realise.  After all anything great that has happened in this world (space travel, genetic engineering) was most likely dismissed at one point for being unrealistic or unachievable.

I believe this makes the process more interesting and enjoyable and increases the drive to succeed.

Check this out for goal setting, from the all time kung-fu master Bruce Lee.

http://www.iheartchaos.com/post/3910915086/bruce-lees-definite-chief-aim-or-steps-to

 

Dr Dick OBE!

Check it out! The Angry Undergrad is a blogging fiend!

I was asked to with a quick blog for Solent on the guest lecture last week with Frank Dick OBE.

Frank is an ex Olympic coach and author of various texts, this is a good one for sports conditioning; it provides a ‘holistic’ approach to training and is worth a read!