Setting Goals- Don’t Rush Your Performance

I will set my goal. That was the foundational point one evening at VBS.

We discussed how Lebron James once had a goal to make 80% of his free throws. He did achieve 78% one season.

In our class, the boys got to make free throws into a basket. The boys, L & C, are 8 & 5 respectively. L rushed through his 10 shots. His goal was 7 out of 10.

I had to remind him to take his time. He made 4.

C wanted 5 out of 10. He aimed and followed through each time. He made 8 of his shots.

When we were done, I asked L if rushing through helped him achieve his goals. He said “no.” So I asked “what did help?” He replied “when I focused on the goal.”

Sometimes we set goals and then want to rush in and hurry up and get to the goal. But when doing the rushing we may be missing the mark. If we take our time, focus on the goal and what we are doing, we have a better chance of making our goals come true.

Until Next Time~
Blessings, Kate

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