Ok, so it is that time of the year again. Everyone is looking down at their expanding waistline and starting to think about their new year resolutions of getting fit and losing some weight. The internet is going to be awash with blogs about sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions. So I’m not going to bother with that this year.
I also think it is all very well setting new goals each year, but I feel that we need to look back at what we did last year and even the year before. Are we setting the same goals each year? Are we actually achieving our goals and are we doing anything different to last year? As another Fitpro friend of mine wrote:
“I hate to break it to you, but if it hasn’t worked by now, it’s not going to.” Jon Le Tocq
So, let’s do things differently this year and look at things from a different perspective.
Firstly, if you set new goals each year and never achieve them, then you are either not setting the right goals, or are not trying new things to help you achieve those goals. You may also find that the fact you are not achieving your goals each year acts as a deterrent to you actually setting meaningful goals that will make a difference to your life.
I recently watched a video and the guy being interviewed spoke of how he reviewed his year at work in preparation for the next year. This is quite a simple process and very transferable to all aspects of life that you want to progress and develop in. So instead of looking back and feeling guilty that we have failed on our goals once again, try this exercise so we can be more aware of what has happened in the last 12 months:
Once you have done that try the “I Like, I Wish and I Wonder” exercise:
This exercise will not only make it clearer to you what goals hit you in the “feels”, what actions and activities you liked doing and which areas you could have done better. This may highlight things that will be more appropriate goals for “you”. Give it a try and let us know how you did and what you are going to do differently next year.
A true professional, Greg has a passion for fitness and training, specialising in rehabilitation and correctional fitness. Greg’s experience in competitive sports and training elite junior athletes led him in a natural progression to a career as a leading professional in the health and fitness industry.