There are four guidelines for setting reachable goals: Today we will focus on the first two. Goals must be:
- IMPORTANT TO YOU
Goals need to be stated positively in order to be clearly defined. For example, if you say "I don't want to hit it in the water," the question becomes "where DO you want to hit it?" Instead, state your goal in this manner: "I want to hit it in the fairway and past the bunker." This turns your goal from the negative to the positive, and puts you in the correct state of mind.
Secondly, your goal must be important to YOU. Allowing someone else to set your goals will lead to failure, because you simply won't care enough to achieve it. If your goal is to become an engineer, you should work toward that goal instead of diverting your attention to other areas that will not help you to get there.
Make sure you are setting goals regularly, and correctly, for all areas of your life, both on and off the golf course.