Monday, February 1, 2010

What's your routine?

An integral part of performing on purpose, with purpose is having clear set goals and performance routines. I have written before that the average athlete leaves to chance what an elite athlete does on purpose.

Distractions are detrimental to flow and having a routine you stick to facilitates focus and helps you commit to the task at hand. In my last 'tweet' I said, "you cannot fully control your performance if you cannot control yourself". Having a routine and clear set goals are good ways to control your performance.

Consider the following questions:
-Do you go into a performance with clear set goals?
-Do you have a pre-performance routine?
-Do you plan your reaction to adversity?

If you answered 'no' to any of these questions, take some time to create clear goals and develop routines that will help you focus and perform on purpose, with purpose.

The principle of clear goals and routines can also affect performance outside the athletic arena. Here are some more questions:

-Do you have daily routines?
-Do you have your day planned out so that you are living on purpose?
-Do you find yourself regretting how you used your "free time"?

Once again, clear set goals and routines will put you in a good position to experience peak performance.

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