Setting Goals Helps You in Martial Arts and in Life

Setting goals is an important part of achieving long term success, especially in the martial arts. Vague long term goals like I want to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Muay
Thai or even I want to lose weight are difficult to quantify; and while the desire is there those long term goals are often not realized. Defining your ideal achievements and then creating short term goals will help you create a pathway to your ultimate success.


Portland Martial Arts Tip: Setting Goals Using Testing

Martial arts are an excellent way to begin setting short term goals that build toward eventual success. In Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you are encouraged to learn curriculum and test that knowledge roughly every three to six months. This is the perfect opportunity to practice goal setting! While the long term Portland martial arts goal might be to become a black belt in either art: short term goals may include being prepared for your next test date or practicing a particular move 500 times in 6 weeks. Setting goals with definite numbers are extra helpful because they are easy to record and track.


Portland Martial Arts Tip: Setting Goals by the Numbers

Setting goals for your Portland martial arts training will improve your skills more quickly and consistently; once you adopt the habit of setting and tracking short term goals it will also help in your professional and personal life. In fact a study done by Dr. Gail Mathews showed that people who recorded and tracked their short term goals were 33% more successful than people who just thought
about their goals or had none at all (


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Portland Martial Arts Tip: Setting Goals as a Path to Success

Setting goals is an important habit for many successful people. It provides clear and quantifiable progress toward your final destination. Martial arts provide the perfect place to begin this life changing habit. Set defined 3, 6 and 9 month goals for your training and watch your skill level take off. Then allow this success-building process to help you succeed throughout your life.