Secrets of the Highly Successful


From: Ian Canaway
www.CricketSecrets.com

Highly successful people, whether they’re sportsmen (such as cricketers), businessmen, politicians and so on; all have a number of traits or habits that help them become successful in almost whatever they do. This is something that is covered in detail in Bonus #1 (Advanced Tactics, Powerful Lessons in the Psychology of Winning) when you get Cricket Secrets: Revealed.

“Don’t Be A Loser!”

The great quote by Pablo Picasso which I touched on in my last post sums the essence of it up well; here it is again (I hope you’ve had a chance to think about it?):

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we fervently believe, and upon which we vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”

“Ian, What Does It All Mean?”

Ok, so lets analyse this and see how we can apply this great wisdom into our daily lives and most importantly YOUR cricket.

  1. Goals – To be successful you need GOALS, you need to sit down and take some time to decide WHAT you want and WHY. Ok, here’s a excellent analogy/story to highlight the importance of setting specific goals. Imagine you want to score lots of runs in a season, depending on how you define lots of runs you could end up getting anything e.g. 10-1000 runs, as ‘lots’ of runs doesn’t really mean anything. However, ‘I will score 750 runs this season, because I’ve trained 5 times a week and I’m playing at my best’, does…If you don’t set any goals, how can you expect to score any runs or take any wickets at all? I’ve written an article on goal setting a while ago which you can read here : Goal Setting For Cricket. So set some goals, be specific and have a reason WHY.
  2. You need a Plan – If you want to reach your newly set goals, you’re going to have to have some sort of system to help you hit them – This is your plan! Without a plan you’re destined to failure, imagine getting into a car to travel to a friends house (That’s the goal e.g. 50 runs), but you don’t know how to get there because you’ve never been before. Do you drive blindly and hope to get there? Or do you ring up your friend (who has experience and knowledge of how to get there e.g. your coach) and ask for directions (your plan). Many cricketers don’t have training plans, they don’t realise the importance, do you have one? If not speak to your coach ASAP…
  3. Believe – You must believe in your training program, you must know that it is right for you and that it will work. If you don’t believe in what you are doing you simply will not put in the same amount of time and effort into carrying out your plan, you’ll skip sessions and never achieve your potential.
  4. You must take action and carry out your plan vigorously and always be working hard to hit your goals, fully believing in yourself and your training plan.

You Need Goals, a Plan, Lots of Action and Belief…
Oh and a Lot of Hard Work!

So go back and read over the quote again…have you done it? Great, well you should now be able to see the importance of what Picasso said and how you can apply this wisdom in your cricket and in other aspects of your life (just change your goals and plan, then take action).

Well, I think that’s enough for one day, don’t forget to post your comments below or discuss in the cricket forum. A quick reminder, the first part of the latest forum competition closes tomorrow, so make sure you get your entry in ASAP, or you’ll miss out on a chance to win some great prizes!

All the best,


Ian Canaway
www.CricketSecrets.com

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Comments

  1. ally c says:

    Great post Ian, liking the ideas! Goal setting is something I really need to work, on, not just in cricket, but other aspects of life!
    cheers

  2. scott says:

    that 100% true and it can be used in other parts of life
    good one ian!!!!!

  3. Nick says:

    Thanks Ian…. your knowledge has come in quite useful for me in my cricket and also in my life… thanks! *applause*

  4. Harrowdrive says:

    I find it also important to make your goals challenging but realistic. If you are playing for the SUnday third team it’s better to set the goal of getting into the 2nd team than scoring a hundred for England.

  5. ian.canaway says:

    “I find it also important to make your goals challenging but realistic. If you are playing for the Sunday third team it’s better to set the goal of getting into the 2nd team than scoring a hundred for England.”

    –Great point Harrow Drive.

    Goals should be:

    Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time related, as explained here: http://www.cricketsecrets.com/cricketgoalsettingtips.html

  6. David Virgo says:

    I feel it is important in your goal setting to see yourself already succesfully completing your goal. Forcing your subconcious to take you there.
    You also need the right fitness training for cricket which means completing quality work not quantity.

  7. ian.canaway says:

    “I feel it is important in your goal setting to see yourself already succesfully completing your goal. Forcing your subconcious to take you there.”

    -Yes, that’s very true, I touch on this in a post in the forum here…
    http://cricketsecrets.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=10

    ..also when you’re visualising, imagine you are on the ‘inside’ looking out, this is very important:

    http://cricketsecrets.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=341

  8. Harrowdrive says:

    I have also found that visulisation works if you picture yourself on TV doing the things you want to do (Like taking the winning wicket in your club game).

  9. jimiallan says:

    would you be able to set me up with a suitable training plan for the grade i’m in. i play in a a grade side which is quite competitive.

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