Ever get to this point in your life? We make goals and set expectations but somehow get to the realization that we have no idea what to do to meet those expectations and goals. How do you get to where you want to be?
Next week the gyms will be full and all the organic food sections will be empty in the stores. Like clockwork! By February everything will be back to normal. Gyms will be empty, organic sections will stay stocked, and all the diet books will be cheaper at Goodwill after everyone donates theirs from January.
I realize that I’m being a little defeating, but I am trying to make a point. My point is that most of us fail because we suck at planning. We just get fed up and jump into things with zero thought to the long haul or asking questions about sustainability over the new year. Maybe we also fail to realize that everything doesn’t have to start at once. If we want to start a new new fitness lifestyle, then make one change… then another change… then another. There’s nothing magical about January and you don’t have to change everything overnight.
For instance: If you set a goal to hit the gym first thing in the morning at 5a and you plan to begin this new thing on January 1st… you might want to plan what December 31st looks like with more intentionality.
So, here’s what I’m doing this week…
I just bought this thing called a Passion Planner… old school paper journal-type-planner. It is supposed to help map out plans for the year, months, weeks, and days to keep me focused on my goals for 2018. I’m planning now for next year, are you?
My main goal for 2018 is to become an RX athlete. No more scaling! With that, comes a long list of steps and goals… but that’s the marker for my success when I turn 40 in one year and one month. I want to work with great intentionality, purpose, and planning. What is/are your goal(s) for 2018? Send me a message or comment below… I’d love to hear them!
I’ve also heard its great to visualize your goals… so I made this:
Bring on 2018!
Remember that it’s the long haul, so be sure to plan! Evaluate that plan and redo it along the way if it needs to happen. Whatever you do, don’t quit… Keep Going!