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March 09, 2023

Why do professionals continuously adjust their approach to mini goals?

Why do professionals continuously adjust their approach to mini goals?
How do they do this?

Why they don’t get upset if they don’t get their goals?


Have you ever noticed Federer getting upset if he doesn’t get a first serve or fails to hit an ace?
In fact, if he is serving at 60% of first serves that’s a good result for him. Though it does mean he is failing 40% of the time to hit a first serve.
It’s one way to look at it BUT I can bet it's not the way he looks at it. In the juniors, that’s how they look it.
A big difference between the pros and amateurs!

I always get asked how professional athletes stay focused, intense, and calm and make good decisions.

Well, they have learned that in order to achieve any goal the first thing is to value the feedback and then adjust their strategy or process.

When you focus on adjusting you actually get control over your thoughts, feelings, and actions. You know what the goal is but that is not what you focus on. This is the reason why we always set very specific behavioral goals in our training.

HERE’S the most important aspect of this process…those actions are completely within your control.

Individual can impose their will on their thoughts and actions.

It’s the approach or method used that matters in accomplishing the goal!
Hitting the serve is the result.
Effective execution of the task is about behavior.

The tennis player has little control over the environment, the crowd, the umpire. If the player has let those influence their behavior they have failed to satisfy a goal.
The key here is by ADJUSTING, the person can focus on what they must do versus what they want.