Monday, March 14, 2011

Going for the Goal

Writing goals down with this formula will increase your chances of achieving success!

There is something semi-magical about writing one’s goals down, which makes achieving well-written goals an almost certainty!

Writing down your goals creates the roadmap to your success!

These are three quotes I found when I Googled "Writing down goals." I've always heard that writing down goals makes them easier to achieve. I suppose that writing down goals holds one accountable; penning goals makes them seem more permanent than just a thought; and, sketching them out on a computer or paper serves as a daily reminder of what one wants to achieve.

I've always been a goal setter. Of course, some of my goals were so high that I couldn't have ever achieved them, even if I did grow a twelve inches and magically slim my stomach to the thinness of a postage stamp. (In other words, even though I wrote the goal "Be Miss America" in my fifth grade diary, it surely never happened. I'm pretty okay with that now, though.)

This time around, however, I want to set some tangible goals for the upcoming derby season. I don't want to set myself up for failure, but I badly (so badly) want to achieve so many things this season.

Here we go:

1. I will not get ejected. (Side goal: I will not indulge in fighting on the track.)

2. I will score point(s) every game I jam. I don't expect myself to score points every single jam, but I want to put at least a couple points on the board.

3. I will do my best to approach derby girls from other teams and make conversation with matter how awkward I feel.

4. I will have fun.

5. I will concentrate on hitting; I've gotten in the habit of just letting people hit me and trying not to fall down. This season, though, I'm gonna hit 'til my heart is content.

6. I will do my very best not to trip my own teammates.

7. I will learn a new skating technique/style at every bout. Then, I will practice it. Even if I can't get it, I will try!

8. I will be more confident and showy in my intro.

9. I will do a backwards hit, at least once.

10. I will jump over a pileup. (This is the one I'm feeling most positive about!)

I've never been as good as Combo at jumping, but I'm not so bad!

Extra: I want to be on a flier this season. I've never even had a skate appear on a flier! I don't have much control over that one, though. :)

Lookout, derby world. 9lb and her goals are hoping for a great season.


  1. I like the idea of setting goals for the season, writing them down so you hold yourself accountable. Not to mention whoever is reading holding you accountable.

    I can definitely identify with you about just letting people hit you. As stupid as it is, sometimes I just let people beat on me instead of hitting them first. I think I'll join you in that goal!