All to often I see someone lose focus during their Martial Training. I am not talking about losing focus in class training. Sure that happens to everyone as well. However, it is not as big a problem as someone losing their overall focus on why they are training. Most IRT practitioner’s train to have personal protection life saving skill sets. Sure we also train for fitness but that is a by-product of hard martial training. What I do see is that people some times get busy in life and they then in turn let things go a bit. They lose their focus and their training suffers. Nobody wants their training to suffer so how do you stay focused? One of the best ways that I have found to stay focused is to write down short-term and long-term goals that you want to achieve. Then revisit them every couple of months to make sure you are on your path and to update those goals if they need them. Through over 33 years in the Martial Sciences I have used this method. Though it took me a few years to get this process going. This method of short-term and long-term goals has always aided me in staying focused and having some thing to work towards. It has also always kept me moving forward and working hard to expand my martial skill sets. I do other things as well but this is the overriding method that I use to stay focused in my training. After all if I check my short-term and long-term goals and I am not achieving them then I know I need to be more diligent in my pursuit of them. It is a great way to check yourself and keep you honest in your training. So sit down and write down about four short-term goals that you would like to achieve in the next year in your Martial Science training. Set each short-term goal a three-month period where you hope to achieve it. Then have a long-term goal that you want to achieve at the end of the year and this long-term goal should also be reflected in what you chose for your short-term goals. Once you set them on paper place them some where you will see them often. Then go out and achieve your dreams by staying focused!
I hope the above helps in your training it certainly has had fantastic results for me!