9 Tips To Help Your Team Achieve Their Goals


“Decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.”

That’s a quotation from Harvard Business Review’s article, Nine Things Successful People Do Differently.

Let’s dive right in, here are the 9 things:

  1. Get specific.
  2. Seize the moment to act on your goals.
  3. Know exactly how far you have to go.
  4. Be a realistic optimist.
  5. Focus on getting better, rather than being good.
  6. Have grit.
  7. Build your willpower muscle.
  8. Don’t tempt fate.
  9. Focus on what you will do, not what you won’t do.

How can we use this within our programs?

  • In evaluating our coaching staff, to keep us on the right track.
  • To empower our players to achieve their goals.  This list gives an intangible activity a bit of tangibility.
  • Monthly check-ins within the program.  Each month within the season, we should revisit goals and training strategies to make sure we’re getting the desired results.