I was reading a book the other day and came across a very interesting question…
“What is the one goal, if completed, that would change everything?”
Now, this isn’t a book related to hockey at all, but after reading that question, my mind instantly went to hockey.
It was one of those “ah ha” moments where I started to think about players today.
I’ve talked about spring and summer training in another article, but this brought a ton of clarity to me.
Instead of worrying about a hundred different things at once, simplify the process instead.
Take a collective deep breathe and simply answer the question above.
In essence, it’s working backward from your goal.
Define what it is you want to do first, then figure out a way to get there.
It seems so simple when you see it written out, but I think we all from time to time can fall into the trap of overanalyzing and overwhelming ourselves with options and decisions that have to be made.
I know for me, that even includes a lot of things that have nothing to do with my end goal.
So take a step back and gain some perspective.
Focus on your one goal that is going to get you to where you want to be, then figure out the best way to get there.
By doing that, you’re giving yourself a purpose.
And when you know your purpose, you can develop a process to get there.
And when you can follow, and love, a process you’re much more likely to succeed and build confidence along the way.
So while this post may be short, I think it’s a good reminder.
Do you know what your number one goal is?
Are you working to achieve that one goal?
Do you have a process in place that is going to get you what you want?
Are you being efficient and direct with making sure your work and efforts are putting you closer to your number one goal?
If you ever feel stuck, take a step back and answer the questions above.
I guarantee they’ll simplify things for you and hopefully make that path to success a bit more clear.