The Importance of Goal Setting

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Music Goal Setting

In this article I would like to talk about setting ‘SMART Music Playing Goals’. If you have not heard of “SMART” goals before, this is your time to find out about them! And if you have, this is your time to revise them.

Why Set SMART Music Playing Goals?

‘’Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them’’ Jim Rohn, Motivational Speaker

Goals when written down can be powerful compasses to keep us on track and motivate us to achieve the results we want for ourselves. Each time we set, work towards and achieve our own goals we not only benefit from the feeling of success, but we will develop more self-belief, persistence, patience, resilience and self-accountability along the way.

Goal setting is an under taught but valuable skill that can be used in so many areas of our lives.

You set your own music playing goals and choose things that you are genuinely interested in and want to achieve. Deciding goals might be a bit hard at first, but if you have a teacher, they are there to help and like any new skill goal setting gets easier with repetition!

The best way to set goals is using the SMART format:

S= specific
M= measurable
A= attainable
R= relevant
T= time-based

Sometimes goals will be achieved as planned - be proud when that happens! Other times a part of the SMART goal might need adjusting - so rather than being disappointed in yourself, be patient. Just adjust the plan and keep persisting. And remember what Bruce Lee said:

“A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at”

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At Ultimate School of Music, we teach our students how to set and reach goals for themselves. Contact us for the best guitar lessons in Dublin