How much by when?
No one ever accomplished anything, of any significance, without clearly defined goals and a plan. For the past couple of weeks I have been working on what I call a PPOA (personal plan of action) for 2012. These are not silly and random “resolutions” that will fall by the wayside come February 1st. What I am talking about are clearly defined goals, timelines and plans of action on how to accomplish my goals. I challenge you all to do the same. Start by breaking down the year into months and then create different goals for the professional and personal aspects of your life. For example, if you want to lose 15 lbs, start by determining the date in which this goal will be achieved, then do the math to determine how many pounds per week you will need to lose to hit your target weight on your target date. Then, establish the plan of action necessary to make it happen, i.e. workout 3x week, eat paleo 6 days a week, etc. Take some time and do this right. At the end/beginning of every month in 2012 we will pull out our PPOA’s and review what we did, and did not accomplish, and why. Lastly, THINK BIG, don’t make small easily achievable goals. Take some time and think about what you REALLY want…..then write it down! Every morning you wake up make it a point to read your goals for the month and just as we hold each other accountable in the gym, we will revisit our PPOA’s on the 1st of every month in 2012 to see how we are coming along!
As a side note, you may want to accomplish certain things in the New Year that you don’t quite have a clear plan of action for. Never mind this. Just write down the goal and by when you want to accomplish it. Often times the way will present itself as long as you have that goal in mind and on paper.