“We believe that using goal setting is as necessary as having a coach.” — U.S Ski Team
In my column, I share key elements of mental conditioning that improve athletic performance. This month’s topic is goal setting, the ability to set and achieve goals fundamental to success in both sports and life.
As I wrote this column on “Marathon Monday,” about 30,000 people were running the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton, Mass., to Boston in the 2018 Boston Marathon. I could not help thinking about the detailed training program these runners had embarked on in the 18-20 weeks prior as they crossed the finish line on Boylston Street. Training for a marathon epitomizes the deliberate nature and value of setting and achieving goals.