Did your target change?

By | 2021-01-27

At the start of every year many make ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ and then put their heads down to make good at that promise to themselves. Some will accomplish the goal they set, some will develop the new habit, some will throw the towel in and call it a day and vow to do better next year.

There are a few others though that take a look at what they’ve been doing, review the information that’s been collected since they started, and then course correct.

A course correction isn’t throwing in the towel, it’s understanding that the goal you set doesn’t align with who you are and where you’re going now. It might have aligned in the past, but as you grow and adapt the target might just shift. Maybe it’s not longer about going the gym every day, maybe it’s about just getting healthy, maybe lose some weight.

It might have started as going to the gym everyday, then you realize that going to the gym isn’t really what you were looking for, you decide to go a couple of times a week and go running on other days. Maybe you opt to join a cycling group and do that a few times a month and do a daily 20 minute walk any day you’re not riding.

After making the shift in activities you realize that the weight loss is really important and set a goal to lose a pound a week for 12 weeks. So you make other adjustments.

As you keep going you realign to the new goal, you build on what you had before and adjust. You didn’t give up on a goal, you modified it and kept going.

That’s growth, that’s forward momentum, that’s living.

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