Routine Maintenance

We’re well into the new year.  How are your goals holding up?

Right around this time of year is when the health clubs start to dwindle, diets fade, smokers begin smoking again, and all the things that you promised you were going to do this year are no longer a reality.

It’s still not too late to push the reset button!

What are resolutions anyway?  According to the Wikipedia definition of New Year’s Resolution, it is “a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous.”

The only difference between a New Year’s resolution and a normal resolution is the time of year when the commitment is made.  I’ll say it again: It’s still not too late to push the reset button!

If you have a goal in mind of something you’d like to do “someday”, now is the time to act.  You are one year older today than you were this time last year.  Next year you will be a year older than you are now.  If you could tell your 2009 self one thing you wish you started then to have a result in 2010, what would it be?  You can make that change now and have it realized for next week, month, or year (or however long a time period it’ll take).

A few suggestions:

  • Write it down and be SPECIFIC!  “Lose weight” is not a measurable goal.  But “Lose 10 lbs by July” is.  Make it measurable, something you can aim at, and make small increments along the way to see it through.
  • Tell someone else about it, or show them what you’ve written down.  Over the past 2 years, some very close friends have met with my wife and I to do exactly this.  We know throughout the whole year what the others are doing and planning on doing, and because of that we’ve seen our goals and resolutions realized more than ever before.
  • If you’re brave, write down one measurable goal you’d like to hit, and the time period you want to hit it in, and leave it in the comments section below.  Get your idea out there for this community to see and you’ll be surprised at how empowered you will be to getting it done!

Good luck, let’s get it done!!

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