Resource: The DOT Model

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Focusing on the process instead of the end result is important for not only athletes, but anyone who is attempting to reach a goal.

I like to use the acronym “DOT” to help people focus, where DOT stands for doing, outcome and thinking. Doing corresponds to the skills you will utilize such as visualization developing a routine. Thinking corresponds to your thought process when you both fail and succeed. Focusing on Doing (D) and Thinking (T) will allow you to reach your Outcome (O). The following diagram illustrates the process of “staying on the dot.”

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Download the DOT sheet here.

Exercise: Power Values 2

In this power value exercise, you will identify the underlying values that structure your life. Take a look at the values listed on the attached pages. Decide which ones are the most important to you in relationship to the life goals you are working on. Once you’ve been able to pick three that are the most meaningful to you, cut them out and place them on a table. …continue reading

Exercise: Mastery Map

One of the most important aspects of achieving success is building a roadmap to get there. This mastery map is a simplified flowchart that defines the goal you’ve set for yourself, and it outlines both the steps you need to take toward the goal and the potential roadblocks that could prevent you from getting there. …continue reading

Exercise: Power Values

In this power value exercise, you will identify the underlying values that structure your life. Take a look at the values listed on the attached pages. Decide which ones are the most important to you in relationship to the life goals you are working on. Once you’ve been able to pick three that are the most meaningful to you, cut them out and place them on a table. …continue reading