A "Strategy Wednesday" has been long overdue, so I've blocked out a few hours today for it. Basically it's a reassessment of what's going on, what I can do better, and often what I can drop or discontinue. And... this applies to my lifestyle as a whole, not just business or entrepreneur stuff... but also fitness and food. Much to the annoyance of some, I see all of this as essentially the same. Many of the "rules" and strategies of one are useful in the other. It's really all the same thing in so many ways, and I use this idea to justify my wide-ranging interests! :)
As usual, there's a lot of tough talk on the internet and Facebook about how New Years resolutions are useless. And I get it, I understand that for many people, resolutions fail year after year after year. Especially big, "unrealistic" resolutions... HOWEVER...
No, I'm not sharing the missing adjective, that's between me and me.
Sometimes these resolutions fail because the stakes aren't high enough, the commitment isn't solid enough, or maybe the time isn't right. But the past doesn't matter, what you can do now and change now does matter. If drawing a line in the sand when the calendar flips over to a new year helps, then do it.
There's a reason all these 21-day, 30-day, 45-day, 60-day, 90-day challenges exist--people want a chance to start over. And while the implementation of these things is often faulty or flawed, there's no real reason to throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater.
Frankly over the past couple months I have been neglecting one of my own weekly "meetings" known as Strategy Wednesday. One thing after another, maybe a conference call, or more likely a case of getting too psyched about finishing a task on or before the self-imposed deadline for it caused Strategy Wednesday to fall by the wayside. This was not a good thing, but still I kept going saying, "ok ok ok ok ok next week, next week will be different..." while at the same time I kept piling up appointments and self-imposed deadlines.
This needed to stop. And last night, THURSDAY, well technically, very early Friday morning it did. I was doing laundry and during my favorite new "the laundry isn't done yet, I'm going to climb things and practice stuff until I hear the buzzer" activities, I felt very compelled to return to some of my mobility and skill-based challenges. I also found myself wanting to practice a very fun Tai Chi sword form I had committed to memory many years ago.
The main realization was that my basic strength and conditioning training is now something I don't really have to think about or "make" myself do. It's like brushing my teeth, if brushing my teeth was extremely fun and challenging. I've made my strength and conditioning training into a fun game, and so it's not been an issue for many years. But I thought about some of the other things which ARE still issues... the things I want to get better at, but am not training consistently. So at that advanced hour, I started playing around with creating a new mobility routine and organizing what I want to work on more consistently. Little things, no biggie. Little tiny bite-size things that when done on a daily basis might add up to a huge benefit.
Less of a Podcast, More of an Under 20 Minute Ramble -- Thoughts on Goals, Goal Setting and When You Might Want to Reassess!
Some of you all enjoy my rambling (I worry about you guys...) some of you don't. If you don't then please skip this one. I had some thoughts about goals, goalsetting, and how to know if your goal is right for you or not AKA when to re-assess and/or start with a slate.
...what will you do differently this year?
Answer in the Disqus comments section below this entry -- I'll start it out!!
In other words.... Don't be THIS GUY in the video below! :) :) (In truth there's a lot to be learned from this little comedy sketch!)