Hello super riders!!!
How is your riding going?!?!?! 🙂
I trust you are kicking goals and making amazing things happen!!!! 🙂
I was very lucky to compete last weekend and win the 4yo Young Horse dressage test with my new young mare. Again I am thrilled with the power of setting goals and achieving them.
It has been shown that people who set and write down their goals have a far greater chance of achieving them as opposed to others that don’t.
A college study asked graduate students who had written goals for their future and found that only 3% had. 20 years later the students were all questioned again and it was found the 3% with written goals had an income greater then the 97% of others that hadn’t. To me that’s great evidence that goal setting is important for achieving what I want from life. And we all want to achieve in our life don’t we?
For this first article we are going to look at the difference between a goal and a dream. The first thing we need to do is define what a goal is:
A goal is SMART – it is a Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time framed objective that you are COMMITTED AND DEDICATED to fulfilling. For example “I will win a Novice dressage test at the Nationals with over 70%”.
Whereas a dream is a wish that you would like to have come true. It can be anything; you dream for a house or a car or to become an astronaut or have a million dollars. So for example “I wish I could go to the Olympics” or “I wish I could ride like Anky van Gruesven” is something you would LIKE.
Without a plan, without COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION to action, without detailed steps to achieve it, that’s all a dream can become – a dream. NOT a reality.
The major difference between a goal and a dream is THE COMITTMENT AND DEDICATION to its fulfilment. So many people set ‘goals’ every week, I’ll make it my ‘goal’. But they don’t! It’s only a dream! So many people go through life thinking ‘I don’t get what I want’.
Wishing and wanting to be skinny isn’t enough, to get what you want, you need to have a goal and a detailed plan on how you will achieve that goal. Keep going every day with COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION in seeing it through until you achieve it.
Think about the last time you had a goal and you achieved it.
Do you remember that feeling of being unstoppable, that nothing stood in your way? That when something came up (because it will, I guarantee you, life will throw you some curve balls to throw you off track!) you didn’t let it stop you because you were COMITTED AND DEDICATED to your goal!
Now think back to a time you had a goal and you didn’t achieve it. Why didn’t you? What was your level of commitment and dedication then? Did one tiny roadblock throw you off track? Did you allow the day to day of life distract you from what you wanted?
I know it is hard to stay committed and dedicated to your goals and keep taking action and feeling motivated. To help riders feel supported, encouraged and most importantly driven to setting goals and taking action I have created the Success Club.
The 2015 Success Club is now open for registrations with only 53 spots remaining!!!!
The 2015 Success Club is your opportunity to set goals and take action to make sure 2015 is your Best Riding Year Yet!!!!
I would love to invite you to be part of it, so if you would like to know more and join us click here and I look forward to supporting you in your goals.
To your success,