Your Goal And The Process To Get There In Fast Pitch Softball

So the beginning of the season is just right around the corner and you have set a number of goals that you would like to reach for the year. That’s great, the goals have been made and now comes the difficult part. What am I going to do or what process am I going to put in place to reach that goal or goals?

The Process

The process of reaching your goal or goals is what you want to concentrate on. I cannot stress this enough, after the goal has been made forget it and focus on the process that will be needed to get you where you want to go. Let’s say you are a pitcher and you want to increase your fast ball 5 mph. You need to map out a daily plan to increase your speed.

For example, on Monday you plan to work on your speed and strength drills, long toss, whirly birds and leg drive drills. Tuesday might be a rest day. Wednesday is used to improve your accuracy, while continuing adding speed to your pitch. So you see where I am going with this, you need to have a plan and process in place to keep you on track. The goal is great, but the process you put in place is greater.

In starting this process, whatever you do, don’t start comparing yourself to other people or players. There will always be those players that are greater or less than yourself. The only thing that you need to be interested in is that at the end of the day you can say “hey, I completed what I needed to today”. That is what is most important and that is what is going to keep you moving forward.

A word of caution here, if you feel a twitch or can’t seem to get over the soreness, cut back on your workout. Whatever you do don’t miss your workout, just cut back. You will have made a good short term decision, you didn’t miss your workout, you give your body a chance to recover and now you feel good about yourself and the process you are making.

Time Is Really Important

To tie this all together, remember that time is something that you will never recover. That is why you really do not want to miss an opportunity to work on your skills. This is especially true in Fast Pitch Softball, where you do not want to let any opportunity to improve slip away. There is always someone out there working on their skills getting better. Let that someone be you.

This is the third posting on Goal Setting and Motivation. If you have any questions, please go to the HurdtU Front Office. I will be more than happy to answer them or address any issue that you might have. Remember, INVEST TO BE THE BEST.

Margo
Dean at HurdtU