'We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve'
As term time is nearly upon us once more, it's time to start thinking about what is to be achieved during this year. What do I want to improve? How am I going to improve? Where do I want to be playing next year? Here is a very interesting article relating to goal setting in business that can be related to us as brass players. It is quite a long piece, but is well worth sticking with to the end. The article is called Master The Art Of Setting Goals in 4 steps. It deals with making the goals realistic and not unobtainable. For instance if there is an area of your playing that needs improving, the goal of improving that element isn't necessarily enough. There should be a wider reason for improving that particular element. Read on.....