We’ve all made them – every year, starting in December, we start the list. The list of what we want to accomplish in the New Year. One question: how often do our resolutions fall by the wayside, only to be run over by the big ass car called “life”?
40% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions. 8% achieve those goals.
I’ve had my fair share of failed resolutions. I’ve come up with excuse after excuse to help myself feel better about not getting accomplished what I set out to do.
I’ve learned something over the years – I can accomplish what I set out to do if I believe in those goals, if those goals are MINE (not someone else’s – i.e. “ooo, I want to become a chef too, sounds like fun, I’m in!” when you don’t like to cook) and the biggest thing – I believe in MYSELF.
2013 was a big year for me. My goals at the start of the year was to spend more time with my family, start my business with the goal of helping people become healthy and strong, become a certified personal trainer, and quit the grind of a job I had had for 8+ years. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it?
I started this thought process a few years back, but never thought it would come to fruition. Once I got over my mental MOUNTAINS, I realized that I can do whatever I set my mind and heart to – I believe I am meant to help folks in some way and that’s through food and fitness. Do you know what we can achieve WHEN WE FEEL GOOD? We feel good mentally, physically and emotionally by eating right and exercising. I’ll get off my soap box …for now. 🙂
Back to 2013…yYou know what? I achieved every single goal I set for myself. I did this through what I’ve already mentioned, but the biggest thing is that I believed in myself and – and – broke up my goals into smaller, more manageable chunks.
It’s overwhelming setting goals and then to figure out how to achieve them is another huge task. Break them down! Small steps are good – who says they aren’t? If that’s the way you can get to where you want to be – take them. Even moving an inch forward is better than not moving at all.
My goals are set for 2014. I’m pretty stoked. It will be a hard but amazing year – I know this. But I’m on the right path.
Be part of the 8%. Set those goals for 2014. Believe in yourself. You can do ANYTHING.