Saturday, December 9, 2023

Talking Hockey: My goal to play abroad was about being proactive and making it happen

'I believed in my ability despite the rejections'. David Harte charts his rise and ultimate dream

In a new column for The Hockey Paper, top goalkeeper David Harte says we can often become the biggest barriers to our own success

We are often inundated with typical cliches and stereotypes at the start of a year such as ‘New Year, New Me’. Well, what is wrong with the old you?! Surely that’s an important question to ask first. As a professional hockey player I am, of course, all for goal-setting and planning ahead to shape a better version of you. But I also believe in being true to yourself. Wholesale changes aren’t always required, and one shouldn’t change things for the sake of it.

So, firstly, appreciate and understand what you like about yourself. Remind yourself there are some things you want to keep. Don’t beat yourself up.

The power of goal-setting

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