Swerve Strickland Says He Prefers To Set Short-Term Goals, Wants To Stay In The Moment

Swerve Strickland is not one to get too far ahead of himself.

Speaking with Grapsody (full interview above), the Mogul Embassy leader discussed a number of topics including his goals in professional wrestling. According to Swerve, he doesn't like to set long-term goals, instead preferring to focus on what he is doing right now.

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"I never really set goals. I always set them kind of short. They were never long goals. It was never like, 'I need to main event the biggest pay-per-view.' I set them as simple as I need to get on this flyer, I need to be a marquee on this show, I need to get on get my face on the truck, I set my [goals] as simple little things like that. So, therefore, I'm always shocked when something does happen. Like, I didn't think I was going to win tag team gold in AEW, it just naturally progressed. The universe has worked itself out, and that's what I needed to be at that time. So, I was like, 'Okay, cool. Now I want to make sure I have the best tag match on this pay-per-view.' Sure enough, that happened at AEW All Out. It was like, 'Okay, what can we do with this?' I want to make goals for what I have right now and that's how it goes. So now it's like, okay I defeated Hangman at WrestleDream. Alright, cool. What else can I do with that? I want to make some goals off of that and catapult from that. All In wasn't a goal I had. It was just like that sprouted up. 'Okay, I want to do something with this.' So, we'll see. I'm riding the wave right now, and I'll definitely like maneuver when I have to that's where I'm at with it," he said.

Swerve recently reflected on his time teaming with Keith Lee. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

He also spoke about some frustrating times he endured in NXT. Click here to learn more.

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