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Clatters Chatter: Motivation

The importance of having a goal may seem irrelevant at first, but once you start to train you understand why. When I first started my training this year I didn’t have a goal and after the first few weeks of enjoying the progress, I started to loose focus and motivation towards my training.

Hi guys Luke here again! Today I would like to talk to you about having a goal. When you set yourself a goal you have a target to aim towards and keep yourself concentrated on what you want to achieve. Without this goal you can get lost and struggle to keep motivated.

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Having a goal is like having a target to aim at. the better the goal the bigger the target feels. The stronger the will to achieve the goal the higher the chance of getting a better outcome with the target.

“Before you can achieve anything in life, you have to know what you want. You have to decide that whatever you’re doing is important to you, that it’s worth it. And if it isn’t, it’s time to set new, more meaningful goals.”

https://www.success.com/18-motivational-quotes-about-successful-goal-setting/

When you are training, make sure you have something specific you are training for. For example to keep fit, people go out running or biking. To try something they have never tried before like a swimming race, they would focus on swimming and getting better at their sport they want to achieve.

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At the moment I don’t really have a goal in mind and am struggling to find motivation and concentration to keep pushing and instead, playing on my phone, eating, mucking around and just procrastinating. I am now on a low, because I am tired, unfocused, irritable and putting on weight.

I am now starting to make a plan with myself. Because school exams are coming up and I need to make time to study for them and prepare for them. A quote my teacher always tells me, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” These upcoming few days are about reflection and seeing were I have gone wrong, but also what I have accomplished. But most importantly resetting my goals and going again and keep moving forward.

In the long term I need to remember what my ambitions are and that is to make it as a pro athlete, so I need to start working like one from now on and keep my mind working some it can stay motivated and mentally fit.

I hope you have a learned why I like to set goals and why it is a good idea to make some. Sorry if I just waffled on at the end there, but I needed to express my thoughts on how my training is really going at the moment. Good luck everybody and if you ever need help, leave a comment below. Keep motivated guys!

Thanks for reading, Luke Clatworthy (Clatters Chatter)

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Luke is a talented junior athlete based in Nelson, New Zealand. Follow his journey as he prepares for his upcoming races.
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