We’re almost two months into 2015 and all of a sudden, the year is not feeling so “new”.
All of a sudden, I’m looking at my goal sheets that are pinned front and centre of my office and realising… Whoops! That was a goal, wasn’t it?!
Sometimes things happen and we forget or neglect things for a little while, but we can always pick them back up. The easiest way to start back on a goal is to break it down.
We read all about how specific we need to be and how important it is to break down our goals into actionable steps, but in order for the goals to actually be achieved, we have to do something towards the goal on a regular basis. It’s all about consistency!
So, today I want you to pick one of your goals, get specific and be consistent.
Most years, I’ve set goals to “get fit”.
Vague enough for you?
This year, I changed it up and got really specific and precise about how I was going to do that. And – as with all goals that pertain to the improvement of the human body – it comes down to consistency.
So the major goal is to “get fit”, but under that I have specified that I will do a run and bike ride with my two big kids three times a week. Plus, on the mornings that my alarm goes off before the kids wake, I can even sneak in a short workout. By short, I mean 7 minutes.
Now, I realise that running and riding for half an hour three times a week and doing a 7 minute workout several times, won’t qualify me for any marathons. Probably not even for a half-marathon. But it will help me to reach my goal of feeling fit this year and it’s all I can manage in my current life’s season, so that’s what it is.
Takeaway: Kids make great accountability buddies. Especially if they’re holding you accountable to doing something that they love and you don’t-so-much-love.
How will you be consistent with your goals? If your goal is to get fit, will you commit to a 7 minute workout every day? Or twice a day? Will you do 30 sit ups and push ups every morning? Will you walk to the park and back 4 times a week?