Achieve your goals in 2024


Setting and achieving goals is an important aspect of personal development and growth not just in the martial arts! As we look ahead to 2024, it’s a great time to start thinking about the goals we want to set for ourselves and how we can work to achieve them.
Whether it’s personal, professional, or health-related goals, having a clear plan in place can help us stay focused and motivated throughout the year – here are some tips for setting goals in 2024:

🎯 Reflect on the past year:
Before we can set new goals for the coming year, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the past year. What goals did we achieve? What challenges did we face? Reflecting on our past successes and failures can help us set more realistic and attainable goals for the future.

🎯 Be specific:
When setting goals, it’s important to be specific about what we want to achieve. Instead of saying “I want to get in shape,” try setting a specific goal like “I want to run a 10k race in under 50 minutes.” Being specific about our goals can help us stay focused and motivated.



🎯 Break it down:
Big goals can sometimes feel overwhelming, so it’s helpful to break them down into smaller, more manageable tasks. For example, if our goal is to get to black belt, we can break it down into monthly or quarterly milestones to track our progress.

🎯 Make a plan:
Once we have our goals in place, it’s important to make a plan for how we will achieve them. This might involve setting a schedule, seeking out resources or support, and making any necessary lifestyle changes.

🎯 Stay flexible:
While it’s important to have a plan in place, it’s also important to stay flexible and open to adjusting our goals as needed. Life can be unpredictable, and it’s okay to adapt our goals to fit our changing circumstances.

🎯 Find accountability:
Sharing our goals with a friend, family member, instructor or mentor can help keep us accountable and motivated to achieve them. Having someone to check in with and offer support can make a big difference in staying on track.

🎯 Celebrate progress:
It’s important to celebrate our progress along the way, even if we haven’t fully achieved our end goal. Recognising and celebrating the small victories can help us stay motivated and positive as we work towards our larger goals.


Setting and achieving goals can be a challenging, but ultimately it can be a super rewarding process.
So … stay disciplined, take the time to reflect, be specific, make a plan, stay flexible and stay accountable – here’s to a successful and goal-oriented 2024!