Coaching

Olympic Expectations versus Goals: How Australia, Britain and Japan Play This Game

A few years ago I wrote about the incredible difference in impact on an athlete between having an expectation, and setting a goal (see here).  Setting and working toward an achievable goal can be a powerful tool for an athlete, and often involves milestones along the way.  On the flip side,  an individual's expectations for… Continue reading Olympic Expectations versus Goals: How Australia, Britain and Japan Play This Game

Coaching

Goals are Great. Expectations? Not so much…

It's a well known and accepted fact that goal setting can be helpful in every aspect of life (see excellent link here.)  After all, a goal helps to inspire, direct and plan towards a desirable result. The problem is that an expectation can seem very much like a goal.  When a swimmer says, "I want… Continue reading Goals are Great. Expectations? Not so much…