Here’s a very simple thing that you should do when learning new snowboard tricks…
Write down what you’re trying to learn and measure it
What gets measured gets managed, which basically means if you measure your snowboard progress, you’re more likely to manage your goal and keep going until you reach it.
So, how do you measure your goal?
For example, if you were learning how to hit a jump properly, make it measurable by counting how many times you hit the jump and how many times you land correctly.
It could be 1 time out of 10 your first time, but it’s a start and it gives you something to work on. As you keep writing down your progress, you’ll see yourself improve to 2 out of 10 then maybe 4 out of 10 and eventually you’ll be landing it 9 times out of 10.
Why does measuring your goal work?
Humans are weird. When we measure what we’re doing, we’re more likely to work on it to produce results and work to improve on those results.
It’s the same reason retail shops have sales targets for their employees. Every retail employee already knows they need to be selling as much goods as they can, but by simply having written targets and tracking each employee’s sales every week, it causes employees to work harder to reach those goals.
There’s also the fact that we’re far worse at measuring how we’re doing than we like to admit. If you don’t write things down, we take guesses and ‘feel’ how we’re doing, but can you really feel a 10% improvement in the number of times you’ve landed a trick out of the last 30 times you tried it?
So, write your snowboard goals down and measure your progress. Do eeet. Do eeet. Ben Stiller joke anyone? Okay, maybe it’s just me that found that joke funny.