As far as New Year's resolutions and goals go, I think that most of the time we don't actually complete the goals we set for ourselves each year. This could be due to our laziness as a society or even a lack of clarity in what goal it is that we want to achieve.
I personally never usually set goals for myself when the year starts. This year however, I want to try it and see how it goes. I also want to challenge you as you are reading this to start thinking of a 2018 goal that you wish to achieve.
Goals of course must be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and fall under a certain time frame. And you are probably saying "duh, I knew this", but I think this is why most goals do not get completed, due to us not making a set plan that is realistic enough that we will actually achieve our goals.
I am going to post one of my goals for the year as an example.
My goal: I want to be able to run one mile in 9 minutes or less by the end of 2018. This is a specific goal that is measurable (by stating it is one mile), it's attainable (because I can run at my local gym), it's realistic (because I run multiple times per week) and it falls under an exact time frame (by the end of the year).
I suggest writing out your goal somewhere that you will consistently see it throughout the year, so that you do not forget about it. Of course if new year goals are not for you, you could say screw it and stick to your routine! I think that goals are helpful in keeping us always working toward that end result. I know that when I accomplish my goal, it will feel amazing to prove to myself that I can accomplish anything with hard work. I would start by writing a small goal that you know you can complete and then also write down a major goal that will make you push yourself. This way you can see just how much you are capable of.
As always, I hope this brings you something to get your brain rolling and motivate you!
Stay humble, Mads.
Tip of the week:
Treat others how you want to be treated.
Quote of the week:
"I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not."