I was reviewing my yearly goals and one of them was to blog weekly. Sadly, I think I only did 3 blogs last year. So, oddly enough, I was inspired by the new DMX “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer” song (google it). Not because it is a great song but because it is the quintessential example of where we are today is not where we will be tomorrow. Good, bad or indifferent.
We all wake up everyday with many choices. We are blessed in that regard. As someone in the fitness industry I see the choice between health/wellness and busy schedule/not motivated. We make excuses as to why we can’t go to the gym or why we don’t want to go to the gym. And sometimes the excuse may be that you aren’t in good enough shape to start a demanding program. Other times the excuse may be that person X is in so much better shape than me so I should probably just bike at home. Or worse. Do nothing.
Whatever the reason it is important to remember that everything we do is a journey. We are here (on Earth) for a long time and where we are at right now is not where we are going to be in a few years. Even if you change nothing to what you are doing now other things will change that are beyond your control and you will be in a different spot.
So, as we approach another new year I implore you to take control of the things that are within your grasp and make a change. Set yourself up for success and have some actionable goals. Write them down and, YES, hold yourself accountable.
I write this after just having outlined my 2018 goals. In doing that I reviewed my 2017 goals where I batted .500. And as I look at the ones I didn’t achieve I know that it is because I didn’t have them written down in a way that I could review them regularly. I lost focus on them and by doing that I fell short.
I heard something recently that talked about the idea of how we are currently living in the greatest time to be a human. With technological advancements that allow you to click a button and have something dropped at your door within an hour to cars that drive themselves. With 7 billion humans there are certainly bad people and bad things but what we have accomplished is a miracle by many definitions. So, set some goals, complain a little less, work a little harder, love a little deeper and know that you gave your best. At the end of the day that’s all anyone can ask for!