Farewell 2009. Let’s set some goals for 2010!
Well, as we draw to the end of another year, we can all look back and think about what a year it has been.
Think about goals that you set for yourself and whether or not you achieved them. Maybe you didn’t achieve them, but maybe you made steps towards them, which is a great start.
A lot of us have time off over the Christmas break, so it is a great opportunity to sit down and think about our goals for 2010. These goals can be related to work, friends, hobbies, family, relationships, holidays, property or my favourites health, fitness and weight management.
Something I have learnt as I get older, is that we are a product of who we associate with. So if the people you hang out with are not travelling in the same direction as you, it might be time to find a new circle of people to spend time with. Do they make you feel good or bad? Are they successful or unsuccessful? Are they healthy or unhealthy? Are they positive or negative? Are they fit or fat? Are they achieving or are they plodding? These are things you can ask yourself after spending some time with them and you might be surprised at what you find.
Something that has made my year in 2009 was taking control of my sugar addiction and then helping others to do the same. I am so happy that I could convince more than 20 of you to try no sugar for 30 days and now I don’t have to keep preaching because you all saw for yourself what happens when you kick the sugar habit. Many of you are looking to the next event which will be SUGAR FREE FEBRUARY. All you need to do is try it for 30 days and the results speak for themselves.
Everyone’s goals are different, so don’t think you need to conform to some special list of goals to be successful. Success is different for every individual. You also need be realistic about what is achievable. You don’t want to get 6 months into the year and be nowhere near your goal because you set some unrealistic target. Some goals may even be more important than others and so to achieve one, you need to be careful in planning another.
Here are my goals for 2010. As you read it, I want you to think if these goals are the same as yours. I am guessing that they are so different form yours, you probably can’t understand why I would write them down. But that is my point. Everybody should have goals, and you should write them dowm, but they don’t have to follow some standard blueprint, they are your goals, make them what you want!
My main goal this year is to spend as much time as possible with my 2 beautiful daughters and my awesome wife. I want to be the best father and husband and this means lots of quality time with the 3 of them. You can’t get back these early years of their life, so spending my time doing less important things is off my agenda.
My fitness goals are minimal this year so I can achieve my main goal. I want to stay fit and maintain the level of fitness I have, I want to compete in as many adventure races as possible, I want to increase my strength on Olympic lifts by 20% and I want to improve my kickboxing skills and maintain 1 kickboxing session per week.
I am going to stay off sugar as much as possible. I will only eat sugar at pre-planned special events if I deem it suitable, not because somebody else tries to force it on my.
I am going to take an awesome family holiday in February.
I want to continue to grow my business into a crew of people who strive to achieve their health and fitness goals. I don’t want a global company, I just want a personal business where my client base is made up of people who are moving towards their goals through correct training and healthy eating. People will come and go this year and the achievers will stay and join the Fitta Bodies team of success stories.
This my list so far. It may increase over the holiday period, when I have time to sit and ponder, but for now, that is how it stands. Health and fitness covered, family covered, work covered, holiday covered.
So take some time, write out your goals and after you have written them out, you have to write down what you have to do to achieve them.