GOOOOOOAAAAAAAL! – The Ambition of the English Football Association

(FA), recently gave an interview in which he said that the goal of the FA was for England to win the World Cup in 2022. There seems to have been a mixed reaction to what he said, quite a bit of what I’ve read has been negative although there has been some more supportive comments.

What he has done, though, is set a clear goal. He has given it a specific time constraint and he has certainly challenged the entire organisation that he runs to move into a positive motion. There may be some derision around what has been stated as the goal, however it will be interesting to see how close England get to achieving it. I wasn’t around at the time but I suspect JFK had a similar amount of sniggering when he suggested that the US would be on the moon by the end of the sixties.

The thing is, now that the goal has been set (publicly too) I would bet that the entire FA is now engaged in making that goal a reality, whether it be from re-organising infrastructure or examining the way coaching is delivered to kids. That’s the thing about goals, once you’ve set them you can set เว็บแทงบอลปลอดภัย ufabet about achieving them. Don’t set them and you’re just wandering through life with little direction. As Mr. Dyke has done, you should make your goals ambitious and you should have a plan to help you to achieve them. In his book “Goals!” Brian Tracy tells a story about how a group of multi millionaires are talking about this subject. The final quote from it goes “success is goals and all else is commentary.” It is a great book that will give you some ideas on how to set goals and then plan to achieve them. He recommends that you should do at least one thing per day that is moving you towards your goal in some way. How easy is that?

Of course, there are right ways and wrong ways to set goals. There is plenty you can read on different models (SMART, PURE, ACHIEVE etc) but for me there are two main facets to setting successful goals – the first is that it should be written down (written, not typed) and somewhere that you look at it on a regular basis (mine are on the doors of my computer cabinet). The second is that it should be time specific, giving you a real aiming point.

So, go on, go and set yourself some goals. Make them as ambitious as you like and then make a plan as to how to get there. I dare you!

The thing is, if you’re not setting your own goals, somebody else will set them for you.