Goals for Competition
I am skating in my second competition of the season tomorrow. Then I have two additional competitions in the next month. Since I am learning to be “in the moment” rather than focused on future results or outcomes that are out of my control, here are my goals for each competition:
- Stay “in the moment” and feel each note of the music
- Skate with joy
- Execute my elements cleanly and to the best of my ability
- Extend my landings
- Clean up my transitions so they are less labored
If I am able to accomplish these things, they should translate into better results. Of course, I hope to score well, but I a judge’s opinion is not something that I can control. I can influence them by skating well and without mistakes, but it would be silly to say where I want to place or what score I am hoping to earn. Those things will come… with a clean and emotional skate.
I’ll keep you posted!