We do things for two reasons:
To ACHIEVE a personal gain or to AVOID a personal loss.

Goal Setting

  • Specific
  • Measureable
  • Attainable
  • Dated
  • Challenging
Example: I want to ride fast and pretty. (That's not a goal, it's a want.)

A goal has to be specific:

I will take motocross lessons once a month and practice riding at the track, two times a week for four hours, starting October 1, 2006 and continue until I decrease my lap time by 15 seconds and can comfortably execute double jumps.
  • What Take lessons. What kind? Motocross
  • How often? Once a month and practice twice a week.
  • Where At the track.
  • It has to be measurable: How will I know when I have achieved this goal?: By timing my present lap speed and comparing it each week during practice and by clearing the double jump.
  • It has to be attainable: Winning the National at Glen Helen as a privateer, for the majority of riders, likely is not an attainable goal. But learning new riding techniques and practicing twice weekly is attainable for a dedicated and determined rider. Also with this goal the rider competes against herself, not the competition.
  • Dated: When: Starting October 1, 2006.
  • Challenging: If this is what you want, Why haven't you done it already? **** There must be a challenge to this somewhere, be it a time factor, lack of money, lack of transportation, or even a lack of motivation.
  • Return to the previous page and complete the obstacles, solutions and rewards section.