Be The Best.

It’s not too late…

…to make your 2012 goals.

As we approach the end of January, statistically over 80% of New Year’s Resolutions made just 30 days ago have ended in failure.

However, I think it’s a great time to look forward to 2012 and confirm what our goals will be.

As a family we sat down a couple of weeks back and put our 2012 goals down on an electronic note system.  Paper works well too!

I’ve been told again and again and again by students, business people, staff, colleagues and family how their lives have changed for the better by the act of writing down goals.

You’ve heard the saying, the journey starts with the first step.  Writing goals is that first step.  It creates momentum and energy.  However, goals without further action is useless.

Breaking down goals into bite-sized junks is the way to go.  Goal is to run a marathon?  Don’t run one this week.  Maybe enrol in a training program or begin with dry land training with the goal of the first 5 k run in 3 weeks.  That’s where this all becomes real.

At a recent sushi dinner, our tea came in these mugs with 10 steps to greater health.  They are all good and a little fun as well.

What I liked about the mug is that instead of just saying ‘eat less meat’, it actually had the first steps in making a goal a reality…ie ‘eat more vegetables’.

The only thing the mug didn’t do was go to the next stage of detail…ie, cut out one red meat dinner per week for example.

(btw, I think I’m writing to myself on that one and a few other points on this mug)

Anyhooo…to conclude, our server came by and asked if we wanted a macadamia nut covered coconut ice cream thing for desert.  I asked which of the health rules on the mug that suggestion followed…

Good luck with those goals!

By Randy Friesen

Randy Friesen is a business strategist, manager and educator based in Vancouver, BC and Detroit, Michigan. He is also a husband and father. He loves the creative process and is active in creating art and music.

2 replies on “It’s not too late…”

Please PLEASE don’t tell me less Prime Rib is on that “eat less of” dear Brother in law of mine, you will crush my dreams of having it again 🙂 You wouldn’t want to do that to me now would you??

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