Opportunities for 2019 and Beyond

How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?

– Epictetus

As the year ends I challenge you to reflect on what you achieved, what you fell short of, what you would do differently and what you’d do the same. It’s all about assessment.

We learn. We adjust. We grow. And the cycle continues.

New Years resolutions get a bad reputation for one reason: missed opportunities. A missed opportunity does NOT have to be where it ends. Take time to assess and observe why you didn’t achieve what you hoped for.

Many times we set the bar too high. I suggest a time sensitive goal that is attainable. Set the bar lower to start the momentum and success.

YES, set the bar low!

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Want to get up at 4am but you still can’t get up at 530am? Year after year you feel like a failure because you didn’t meet that goal. Because YOU JUST KNOW that 4am is that time of productivity for all the greats.

First, if you are going to the same goal year after year, you ARE NOT assessing properly. Start observing what keeps you from getting up? When do I go to sleep? How is my sleep environment? How is the quality of sleep? Then let’s shoot for 545am. Establish a pattern of success. After celebrating the success of that “low bar” goal, raise the bar. Reasonable adjustments. 😉

If you are just fat and say I want washboard abs, that’s a dream but not a real goal to be attained. Start with activity. Start with small changes to clean up what you eat. Start there. That’s success! Then the next step for “operation 6 pack” might be adding in some more advanced concepts that you haven’t been doing. More movement, intervals etc are next level ideas to help.

However you decide to set up goals keep striving to learn, adjust and grow.

There are no failures. Merely opportunities.

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