Interview With Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas On Setting Goals
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Gabby says goal setting is so important because, "It just does something to your mind. When you see it and you have to put yourself in the moment then you can go out and start achieving it."
And once you've achieved your goals, it definitely doesn't end there, she says. When Gabby reached the Olympics, which was her biggest goal since she was a kid, she still had to stay focused, even though she achieved a big dream. "You still have to keep pressing the gas until the competitions are over.....It's not over until you step off the mat, literally."
If you want to encourage your kid to start goal setting, make a vision board with her, just like Gabby's mom did, or it can also be as simple as encouraging them to stay focused and positive, she said. "Believe it in your mind and go out and achieve it, don’t let negative people, don’t let negative thoughts get to you, don’t let them bring you down."