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Goal Setting & Dreams
« on: January 06, 2010, 02:50:19 PM »
Aloha & hoping & wishing your New Year has started well with great training, work, ohana, vigor & verocity. This is a very good bulletin that I would like to share with all of you on goals & dreams. It is from one of my black belts, Sifu Jenn Corder, at Kaju AZ.

Dreams are good & healthy & give us hope but must be attainable. Goal setting is great & mandatory for success but must have action behind it. I tell all of my black belts & students to do something, an action, no matter how small, toward attaining your goal. I believe in writing your goals, your daily action, & the results for you to read & see everyday. This can even be a picture you see on your bathroom mirror that reminds you daily on your goal. These can be personal & of course martial arts dreams & goals.

I hope this helps you in becoming a better person & martial artist.
Best regards for the New Year. 2010 will be a great year.
George Lim

Date: January 4, 2010 10:43:13 AM MST

To: Kaju AZ Students

Subject: January Word of the Month is Goal Setting!

Aloha Kaju AZ Students and Parents!

Happy New Year! This month?s POWerful word is ?goal-setting.? We will therefore be centering mat-chat discussions and doing activities to help children understand the importance of setting goals and encouraging them to set goals at home, school, and as part of our class.

The New Year is often a time of renewal and goal-setting. People talk about commitment, expectations, and goals they hope to achieve. But few people follow through because they don?t fully set and plan their goal-achievement experience in advance. While some might think of goal-setting at something reserved for older teens and adults, at our schools, we feel that goal-setting is a great exercise for people of all ages. Studies show that students who set and plan effective goals tend to achieve higher levels of success than other students. As powerful students and leaders in our community, we want our students to learn the power of goal-setting while they?re young so that it can serve them throughout their lives.

Goal-setting starts with a clearly defined goal. Perhaps you?ve heard of making goals ?SMART.? Ensuring that goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely is a great first step to goal-setting. We will build on this principle to which help children, teens and adults evaluate whether their written steps will work for them. Are these steps personal, possible, planned, present and positive? We will also discuss the ?Sneaky Ps? that can unhinge any great goal such as procrastination, projection, and pessimism.

This month the definitions of goal-setting are as follows:
Kaju Dragons: I have the recipe to achieve my dreams!
Juniors and Adults: Deciding what you?d like to achieve and making a plan to achieve it.

As always, one of the best ways to reinforce POWerful Words is by modeling strength of character ourselves. Share with your children how you set goals, plan your steps for success, and keep going even when it?s tough!

We thank you for your support. You are pivotal in helping to make our school the best it can be!

Train Strong to Remain Strong!

Sifu Jen
George Lim
LIM Karate LFMA Lim Family Martial Arts
Grandmaster. Hawaii Kenpo, Kajukenbo

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Re: Goal Setting & Dreams
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 03:29:26 PM »
Thank You for sharing I really enjoyed ready this letter.
Antonio Lucero

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Re: Goal Setting & Dreams
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 10:49:59 PM »
The SMART concept is great.  I have been using it at work for several years for my team members who report to me.  My company has actually automated the SMART concept in the form of our Performance Management System software.  And, by the way, we just had the best business year ever!  Nice pay raises and promotions also!

I also use the SMART concept for personal and family goals.  This requires a lot of discipline, but, what the heck, we are martial artists, aren't we!

With my respects,

Sifu C
Sifu Craig Lawrence
CLAW Martial Arts - Chief Instructor
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Antioch, CA

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Re: Goal Setting & Dreams
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 07:20:13 AM »
One thing many well-intentioned goal setters fail to do is to make their goals realistic and attainable. Setting no later than times to achieve these goals is an imperative. To just set a goal without a realistic time that goal should be achieved often leads to procrastination and time after all is in shorter supply than any of us may care to realize. Goals support personal and professional strategies for betterment.

Patrick "Kaponookalani" Campbell, Ph.D.
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