Begin with the end in mind means knowing what your goal or desired outcome is in advance. Knowing this helps remind you of where you are and what steps you should take next.
I’m sure you know people that are always busy. They frantically run around all day, but at the end of the day, get very little accomplished. Beginning with the end in mind can fix this challenge because you have a clear vision of where you want to end up.
When you take the time to set a goal, and review your progress daily, you will be able to see yourself getting closer and closer to achieving the desired outcome.
Yogi Berra asked this profound question, "If you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?"
Creating a clear vision and step by step system for a new student is vital to his or her success. We help them measure their progress with our purposefully designed ranking system. This allows a student to set and achieve short term goals and midrange benchmarks to help them “chunk down” the long range goal of black belt into bite size pieces that are more manageable to digest.
What would you like to achieve in the next year?
What does “the end” look like as it relates to that goal?
What actions can you take on a daily basis to ensure that you achieve it?
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Mr. Soares began training in the martial arts at the age of 13 and shortly after graduating High School he earned his Black Belt. Mr. Soares opened a small karate club in 1992. In 1999 he went to serve in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for ten years. During that time Mr. Soares was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Flight Medic. While there, in addition to his duties, he also taught self-defense to soldiers in his unit as well as soldiers from other countries. In 2011 he opened Lance Soares’ Family Martial Arts Center in New Bedford and has since served as its director and chief instructor. Mr. Soares is currently an 5th Degree Black Belt in the Parker system of Kenpo Karate.