5 Common Mistake While setting Goals (with a softball twist)Feb 10, 2023
Goal setting is a practice that allows us to achieve our desired success. However, there are some mistakes often made during the process of goal-setting. These mistakes can result in not achieving the goal, and questioning our ability to succeed. Below are five common mistakes:
People often set fuzzy goals. For instance, I want to throw harder, or I want to hit a home run. These types of goals are fuzzy as there is no definite idea to start and about the result. These types of goals only lead to obfuscation and unhappiness for not achieving success.
The second major mistake is setting deadlines that are hard to meet. Estimation is a mathematical analysis that very few people have the capacity to do accurately. Some people set very tight deadlines thinking to achieve success quickly (for example, increase 5+ MPH by next month). However, they do not realize that tight deadlines are hard to meet and you can easily commit a mistake due to the pressure of meeting deadlines.
The third major mistake is that people often set boundaries when trying to achieve goals. Limiting yourself does not allow you to grow in terms of experience and encouragement. Only stretching yourself over the boundaries can enrich you with the qualities necessary for achievement of success. In the softball world… You will fail. Get that through your head. You will fail during this process. You will fail multiple times. Don’t allow your failures hold you back from getting out of your comfort zone & stretching yourself over boundaries you didn’t think were possible before to achieve your goals.
The fourth major mistake that people make is that they discuss matters of importance to achieve goal with the wrong people. They make the whole process more confusing and at times negative comments or wrong comments can make you demotivated. Further, they tend to give wrong suggestions, which make it even more difficult for you to achieve success. A common example I see in the softball world is within Facebook groups. Parents asking for all sorts of advice from a WIDE variety of people they don’t personally know. Now, I see a LOT of useful information in these groups. But I also see some people who have 0 idea what they are talking about when giving feedback to someone they don’t know any former background from. Be careful who you ask for guidance. Do your research and find someone knowledgeable and trustworthy to help guide your journey.
Last but not the least, most people do not have a proper action plan to reach the goal. In other words, you cannot call a thing goal unless you have a plan set. Then it is merely a dream. Moreover, you cannot expect to make a plan within ten minutes. It takes time, patience, hard work and a detailed research to chalk out a plan in order to achieve a goal. In most cases, a goal remains a dream because people cannot make a well-detailed plan and execute it accurately. Executing it with integrity at the right time is important in the achievement of success.
Thus, here you have learned about the most common mistakes that people make when achieving a goal. Only if you can learn the mistakes and keep them in mind, then you can achieve success easily.
I wish you all the best of luck in your journeys on & off the field! You got this!