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Setting Good Climbing Goals In Your 40’S - Michel Kleinjan

 
Setting Good Climbing Goals In Your 40’S - Michel Kleinjan
Setting Good Climbing Goals In Your 40’S - Michel Kleinjan
 
August 30, 2012 -  Michel Kleinjan    
 

"The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for athletes to break." And more often I say to myself: "Who is the most flexible controls the system."

 

We had two weeks to training and objectives fly me to the ears. Short term, long term, bright, very vague, a request for help, if I already had new goals. If only that were true. My goal is to climb back better than this year. I climbed this summer 7a then next year 7b on sight. So you do. The theory of my good friend Martin Verb. says: I can Rotpunkt climb an 8a. My onsight level + 2 points = Rotpunkt level. Sure, if I really wanted I will succeed on it. That decision I have not taken. The wish I did, but the real decision I take during my Christmas vacation. Once I made my decision about my goal then it changes my life immediately. By any action towards achieving my objective, and only in the here and now to act, experienced, and seeing the world as it is at that moment, I drift toward my goal.

And that drive, that's the point. Dare to float, trust the flow of your actions. Try not to send too much to want. See what's happening around you and grab the opportunities that come. Make sure you are awake and alert, be open to change, be flexible. As a coach, I say to myself:

"The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for athletes to break." And more often I say to myself: "Who is the most flexible controls the system."

It can: January 2011 I climbed with Martin Fickweiler my first meters, after 8 years of non-climbing to have maximum 6a. Now, summer 2012 I climb back 7a onsight. The most important thing I have gained this year is the pleasure of climbing and training. My own training program will start in October. Also that I had already decided a year ago: in winter training and then in the spring and summer climbing in the rocks, each year a little better. Without myself a limiting or restrictions on it. Fact: our body reaches after 7 to 10 years of targeted training its maximum physical abilities, regardless of age. That makes sense, right? Another 10 years of fun in prospect. It's about the way (climb) up to it, at the top, you stay only briefly. Look at you, setting no goals? Yes, and if you do it, do it or sorrow: below a tool that can help you to your goals accessible. 

SMART Goals

The SMART Making goals is a widely used tool to formulate clear goals. Below the SMART questions for individual application:

1. Specific (Specific and simple) - What is your goal, what is it exactly, what is the essence? - Where and with whom do you reach that goal? - How do you do that?

2. Measurable (Measurable and meaningful) - If you know you have achieved your goal: - What do you see, hear, say, feel, and do you do? - Which is even more involved? - Is that all makes sense, it is worth the investment?

3. Attainable (Like it is now, accessible) - If you would now have, what would it be for you? - Did you achieve the purpose in hand or are you dependent on others? - What can you do, you'll stay that feasible?

4. Realistic (Realistic and ecologically) - How to change your life if you achieved your goal? - How would you respond if others had reached your goal? (Family, friends, colleagues, etc.) - Did achieving your goal make negative consequences for yourself or for others? - How would it be somewhere irresponsible to achieve your goal?

5. Timely (Timed) - When you start it? - Which intermediate goals (milestones) you can make, when are they? - What is the first step you are going to convert?

The SMART goals method comes from NLP coaching and is itself easily applicable in many situations. It gives you guidance and forces you to clarity and action, delicious.

 

Smart greetings, climbing coach Michel Kleinjan

 

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