We all know that we have to have goals. We know that until we write a goal down it’s just a dream. We know that until we tell everyone what that goal is it’s a “maybe.” What most of us don’t know is how to break the big goal down into the steps that actually get us there.
Let’s say you want to be an Olympian, or play soccer in college, or play on a pro team. Those are big goals, and they’re not going to happen immediately. You need to break that big goal into the steps you have to take to achieve them and then make each step a goal also. Want to play soccer in college? What are your weaknesses as a soccer player? List them. What are your weaknesses as an athlete? List them. What can you do to strengthen each area of weakness? Each of those learning sequences is a goal. Your daily goals should be very specific; today you’re going to perform 5 extra acceleration sprints after practice because you need to be faster throughout the game and sustain your speed at the end of the game. Your weekly/monthly goals might be a bit broader, for example, you’re going to work on strengthening your core for more power when moving in a game.
Reaching intermediate goals are like bricks on a path, each time you add one you are closer to where you eventually want to go. Ask your Parisi Speed School coach to help you break your Big Goal into steps and then sequences: they are trained to do that and have the knowledge to plan the program sequences that will be most effective and efficient in getting you to where you want to be.