Psychology: Goal Setting

Aim high, but be realistic.

Setting goals in tennis is like planting seeds for your future successes. It’s about dreaming big, yet keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground.

Begin each year with clear intentions in mind, setting goals that stretch you but are within your reach. Think of your tennis journey as a ladder, with each rung representing a smaller, manageable task that propels you upward toward your ultimate aim.

Break down your grand aspirations into bite-sized pieces. For instance, if your goal is to improve your serve, start by focusing on getting your serve motion right, then work on accuracy, consistency under pressure and finally, power. Celebrate each small win along the way; these milestones are the fuel that will keep your motivation burning.

Remember, the path to achieving your goals is not always a straight line. There will be setbacks, guaranteed,  but view these as opportunities for growth rather than obstacles

By setting and pursuing achievable goals, you’re not just building your skills on the tennis court; you’re also crafting a mindset of perseverance and resilience that will serve you in every aspect of life.

So aim high, but not too high, embrace the journey, and let your goals guide you to your greater potential.