Using SMARTER Goals to Create an Olympic Mindset
February 22, 2018
Lindsey Vonn is no stranger to injury. After winning Olympic Gold in the women’s downhill ski in 2010, she suffered a knee-injury that required surgery and tore her ACL shortly thereafter. Between the devastating tear in 2014 and her return to the Olympics in 2018, Vonn has fractured her ankle and her arm, gotten surgery again, had a concussion, and suffered “acute spinal dysfunction” at the 2017-2018 World Cup. And yet, just fourteen hours ago, Lindsey Vonn was back on that slope, winning the bronze medal for the U.S.
How can athletes undergo so much, and still have such incredible success? According to former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing House and successful entrepreneur Michael Hyatt, knowing how to create SMARTER goals can take a dream and put it in reach.
SMARTER goals, according to Hyatt, are defined as: “Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Risky, Time-keyed, Exciting, and Relevant.” In his article “When and How to Use Habits to Achieve Your Goals,” Hyatt explains how knowing how to create SMARTER habits can put seemingly far-off goals in reach.
Six High Performance Habits to Live Your Dream Before Eighteen
February 20, 2018
You’re motivated. You’re tenacious. You have a dream, and you don’t want to wait until you graduate to get it.
You don’t have to.
Brendon Burchard has spent ten years as a professional certified high-performance coach. In his new book: “High Performance Habits” which is scientifically backed by one of the largest studies in the world spanning three years and over 190 countries, Burchard discusses six habits high performers use to outperform their peers. We’re going to look at how online high school students can use these six habits to live their dreams before eighteen.
The question Burchard asks is this: “what is it that high-performing people are doing differently than everyone else?” The answer is: deliberate habits. Deliberate habits, Burchard explains, are “habits they had to practice consciously and conscientiously in order to keep outperforming their peers.” So what habits do high-performers employ?