Samurai Karate Studio, Goal Setting, Columbia, South Carolina, Karate, Martial Arts, Self Defense

Be S.M.A.R.T About Setting Your Goals

 

Be Smart about setting your goals, Samurai Karate Studio, Goal Setting, Columbia, South Carolina, Karate, Martial Arts, Self Defense

This month’s character theme at Samurai Karate Studio is Goal Setting.

You can do just about anything if you know how to set goals, but most of us don’t.  It takes quite a bit of planning and if you’re not a planner, it can be tough.  That’s why we have the S.M.A.R.T method for setting goals.
S.M.A.R.T means that a goal should be:
  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Action-oriented
  • Realistic, and
  • Time-based
Is your goal SMART?
Let’s take a closer look at this method and what these words mean.

SPECIFIC

Being specific helps you focus on exactly how you’re going to reach your goal. Start by creating a statement that explains what you’ll do. Use the phrase ‘I will’.  Now, ask yourself the what, why and how of this goal to refine it. Make it as detailed as possible. This will help you generate the sub-goals and steps that you need to take to get there.

MEASURABLE

There needs to be some way to know when you’ve reached your goal. The results have to be measurable.
If you want to make more money, for example, choose a specific dollar amount that you’d like to be making per year. The great thing about making goals measurable is that you can easily see your progress and this keeps you motivated to work on it.

ACTION-ORIENTED

Without action, goals are never attained. Break your goals down into smaller goals, and then specific actions you can take to make them happen. Think about things you can do today that will bring you closer to achieving your goal. Also plan actions you can take when things don’t go as planned.
During the course of working your way toward your goals attainment, set aside time to reflect on your actions and assess the results.  If you’re not getting the results you want, make the necessary changes.

REALISTIC

Goals only work when they’re realistic.
What this really means is that you can see the big picture of what you need to do. Ask yourself whether or not this goal is something you can do – or even want to do.
Take some time to think about your strengths and weaknesses. Which parts are going to be easy and which will be difficult?
Develop a plan for the challenges you’re going to face.

TIME-BASED

Set up a detailed timeframe for when your goal and all of your sub-goals are going to be achieved. Since this is hard to estimate if you’ve never done it before, make the best guess possible and change your timeframe slightly if you need to. We often find that it takes longer than we planned. However, you need to have a definite deadline to add urgency to it.
A great way to plan out your goal is to use mind maps. Mind maps are visual tools used for brainstorming and setting out tasks.
At the center is your main goal and all of your sub-goals branch out from it. You can then define timeframes and exactly how you’re going to reach all of your sub-goals.
Mind maps put goal planning in a visual format that makes it easy for you to see the big picture.

 

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About SKS

be smart about setting your goals, Christopher Feldt, Samurai Karate Studio, Karate, Martial Arts, Active Shooter, Self Defense, Columbia, South CarolinaSensei Chris Feldt is the owner and chief instructor of Samurai Karate Studio, a leadership academy located in Northeast Columbia, South Carolina. His school teaches karate to children and adults ages 4 and up. SKS specializes in self-defense, anti-bullying, stranger danger and character and leadership development.

be smart about setting your goals, Christopher Feldt, Samurai Karate Studio, Karate, Martial Arts, Active Shooter, Self Defense, Columbia, South Carolina, Best Of Columbia

Mr. Feldt was an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina for college credit in karate and self-defense. Samurai Karate Studio has been recognized as a leader in martial arts instruction by being honored with the Best of Columbia Award for martial arts instruction for 8 consecutive years in a row.

Sensei Feldt is a certified instructor for group and personal protection training. SKS offers Active Shooter Training, Real Estate Safety, 10 Week Self Defense Academies, Bully Workshops, and Child Safety Camps.

We also provide corporate safety training.

Sensei Feldt has been a guest speaker in the Richland 2 School District covering school talks on stranger danger, anti-bullying strategies, kindness, and making good choices. He is available for both private and corporate self-defense seminars
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Samurai Karate Studio is also a proud member of MAAB, Martial Artists Against Bullying, a nationwide program made

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up of martial arts schools throughout the country that are committed to helping children who are victims of bullying. If you or someone you know is being bullied, we are here to help. But, you have to take the first step and either call us at 803-462-9425 or email us at: [email protected]

Bullying is one of the most serious issues we face today and with the right coaching, students can learn how to defeat the bully using non-violent strategies.

 

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