First, we wrote down personal and team goals that we have for this season. Whether that be achieving our splits, winning a platinum medal, planning team bonding events, or having perfect attendance- anything! Then we discussed a plan and what steps we would actually have to take in order to fulfill our goals. And finally, gave each of our goals a deadline. I love the quote, "a goal is a dream with a deadline". Dreams don't become reality without a timeframe! It's one thing to say "I want to have clean double pirouettes," but to say, "I want to have clean double pirouettes by December 1st," puts things into a clearer perspective.
Goal setting is something that has helped in my personal life and I hope it does for my dancers as well! It is so easy for us to put things off in the hectic world we live in. But, by creating detailed, specific goals, implementing do-able steps to get there, and making a deadline- dreams can become a reality!