The 2014 World Championships of Irish Dancing have finally concluded and there are less than 320 days until Worlds 2015 will begin! It is a great time to think about setting new goals, especially as we approach feiseanna season. It can be easy to forget about what we really want to accomplish in the future if we don’t start planning in advance. Here are some tips to help you set and follow through with your goals!
If you do not achieve your goal within the given time, think about what did not work and use that to revise your goal.
Here is an example of a goal I recently set:
Pass my CLRG grade exams (7, 8, and 9) on March 21st with a grade of a B+ or higher.
The goal was “SMART”—specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-bound. I wrote down my goal in my dance notebook and on a dry erase board in my bedroom a few months in advance. I listed everything I needed to do to pass my grade exams, and I told the other dancers and teachers at my studio. Everyone involved helped to remind me and eventually achieve my goal!
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