• Why It’s Important to Set Goals in Your Self Defense Training System

14370931262_b3338fd36d_hThe process of setting goals is incredibly powerful, both in a self defense training system and in everyday life. Without clear goals to work toward, you will simply be drifting from one experience to the next without ever being in control of your direction. Goals not only help you have a solid understanding of what you want, but they also will motivate you as you see yourself working hard to accomplish them.

How Can Goal Setting Improve Your Self Defense Training System?

Improve Your Drive

The drive to succeed comes from two things: a far-off dream and the motivation you gain as you move closer to that dream little by little. By setting realistic goals and working toward them, you will find yourself growing more and more excited about the outcome.

After your first Krav Maga class, you might be sore, beat up, and even somewhat discouraged. It’s easy to give up at this point. However, imagine how great you’ll feel when, a few weeks later, you find yourself feeling fit and strong after a class. Few things in life are as motivating as seeing yourself progress, and having clear goals makes that progression obvious and easy to celebrate.

Raise Your Self-Esteem

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Accomplishing your goals within a self defense training system will do wonders for your sense of self-worth. You’ll begin feeling better about the way that you look, the way that you feel, and the power that your own body can unleash when called upon to do so. After you begin progressing forward with your training, it will feel amazing to look back and see the long list of goals you’ve accomplished.

Encourage Healthy Competition and Support

Setting goals can also be a fun way to engage in a little healthy competition with some of your teammates or training partners. Whether your friends are working on the same self defense training system or a different branch of athletics, discussing your goals and supporting each other can go a long way in helping everyone succeed.

You can even set some of the same goals and challenge each other to see who can accomplish everything on the list. However, it’s important to remember not to rush. Everyone learns and progresses with training at a different pace. Be encouraging and positive with each other.

Positive Visualization

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Our minds are powerful, and there is a lot to be said for having a clear idea of what you hope to get out of learning a self defense training system. Whether you believe in a higher power or simply the power of your own mind, being able to clearly visualize your goal will help you get there.

The key to positive visualization is finding the balance between reality and your ultimate dream. If your goal is for Krav Maga to make you into a superhero who is invincible to all possible attacks, you’re probably going to fall short. However, if you set your goals high while still keeping them in the realm of reality, you will accomplish things you never thought you could.

Get Started Setting Goals with Krav Maga Worldwide

Here at Krav Maga Worldwide, our instructors understand the importance of goal setting and will work with you to decide upon a realistic set of goals for your training system. If you’re ready to sign up, please contact us now to receive information about our class schedules. We can’t wait to help you get started.