The Self-Interview

Nothing is more important to your basketball training than developing your mind “set.”  In order to ready your mind for your journey, you must determine what you are willing to commit to in order to achieve your goal.  Committing to your goal means there are some things you will have to give up in order to devote adequate time to achieving your goal.  Committing to your goal is important because it states that you are dedicated to your plan and your final goal no matter what happens.

You should commit to your goal in writing so when you get tired on the way to your goal, you can refer to your written commitmentand gain the energy needed to continue on your path.

This is where the “self-interview” comes into play.  You should go to a quiet place, this could somewhere as simple as your bedroom, ask yourself questions, and answer them honestly.  Following are suggestions for questions you can ask yourself during your interview to get you on the right track.  Feel free to add anyquestions that pertain to your specific situation.

Why am I trying to reach these goals?

Are my goals going to stretch me?

What are my priorities?

Am I willing to dedicate the time needed to achieve my goals?

Am I willing to reallocate time from other activities or social engagements to achieve my goals?

Do I have a support group to help me on my path to achieve my goals?

What will be likely to hinder me from achieving my goals?

This self-interview will make you aware that the journey you are about to embark on is your decision and no one else’s.  Now that you understand the importance of a well-thought-out plan, you have written your goals, and you developed your mind“set,” you are ready to begin your physical journey!