Why is Repetition So Important?

The old joke, “ Ya mean I gotta do that more than once?” about holds true throughout the Perfect Method.  To make progress in any area of your training, you need to repeat your effort using the appropriate movements or resistances, your technical skills using the correct mechanics or your behaviors using the correct choices. [...]


Exercise 2: How Do I Become the Person That I (Really) Am?

For the next week, practice doing one of the action items on your list from Exercise 1.   Add another one the following week. Continue to notice how you’re feeling inside, and whether you’re happier and perhaps a little more confident. Keep up the effort. And be proud of it! Give yourself a gold star [...]


Exercise 1: What Am I Made Of?

This exercise will take about 30 minutes, but it's an important step in Goals and Planning because it'll help to confirm your starting point. Your starting point is about knowing what's important to you.  Have you ever heard the term, “core values”?  We all have them. They're what define us, they're our foundation and what we'd [...]


How Do I Build My Commitment to My Goal?

You’ve set the goal. Is it a specific time or distance? Or to be an Olympian? To finish a marathon or your 1st 5K? Perhaps you’re a coach vying for a promotion. Whatever the goal, congratulations on declaring it yours to “be”.   That's Step 1 of the Be-Do-Have Model. Know what you want and [...]


How Do I Use the Be-Do-Have Model?

Are you ready to design your future?  Let's go!   Grab some paper and a pencil.  Make sure you're in a quiet area with no distractions.... Step 1: Imagine the Future You’re Excited About What is It? Write it down.   Imagine you're in the future time when you’ve accomplished your dream.  Ask yourself the following [...]


What’s the Be-Do-Have Model?

Most of us are action-oriented. We tend to focus on everything we’re doing and accomplishing. There’s nothing wrong with this, because it allows us to accomplish a great deal. However, when we focus on the “do” as the starting point for all we can “have” and “be” in the world, our “do-have-be” orientation traps us [...]


What’s the Best Goal Setting Technique for Aspiring Athletes?

Having a goal gives us direction, something to work toward. It helps to keep us motivated, stay on track, and make progress. Having a destination helps us feel in control. Plain and simple, if you want to succeed, you have to have a goal. There are many templates out there. A popular one is “SMART”, [...]


What is The Template for Success?

If we look back at the path Carl Lewis took- and the path almost every athlete or successful person has taken to get to the top- we can identify a pattern and series of choices.  The Perfect Method calls this the Template for Success. Know where you want to go and why.  Care about your [...]