Monday, 12 January 2009

New Year's Revolutions

Lots of people set New Year resolutions, but it seems to me they are in decline. There are a couple of problems with resolutions – firstly, they are often resolutions rather than goals (I will give up/I will do less), and normally set out verbally over a glass or two of something fizzy during the celebrations.

So make your resolutions into goals and write them down. Only 3 percent of adults have clear, written goals, and these people achieve 5-10 times as much as people of equal or better education and ability who have not written down what they want.

Just because you’re reading this in February, or September, don’t let that be an excuse – write down a few positive things that you want to achieve by a certain date. Better still, share them with someone you know, or don’t know!
Here are some of my goals for 2009, in three groups of three (3 being the magic number)

  • I will run in six 10k events such as charity runs, fun runs, etc
  • I will take more effort (including asking for advice) in order to prevent those silly little injuries that could scupper my fitness goals
  • I will get an independent healthcheck to ensure that I am really fit and healthy

  • GG Fit will improve member retention in gyms and health clubs through life coaching, especially with respect to motivation of staff and management
  • GG Fit will increase the return on investment that clubs get from Exercise Management Systems by enhancing reporting and understanding of the exercise data
  • GG Fit will be an ethical, environmentally friendly business

  • I will take more time over, and put more effort into things I enjoy – reading, learning the guitar, and most importantly, spending time with friends
  • I will campaign to raise more money for charity – not necessarily to donate more, but to persuade others to part with their cash for the causes I support
  • I will buy a new car (conditions apply)

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