Friday, January 11, 2008

Assessing your 2007 progress (Guess Blog Alwyn Cosgrove)

What New Year's resolutions did you set for 2007?

What goals did you want to achieve? And where are you now? How big is the difference?
If your goal included fat loss this year -- how much fat did you lose? Are you leaner than you were one year ago?
  • If your goal was a strength increase -- what lifts did you improve? And by how much?
  • If your goal was muscle increase -- how many pounds of muscle did you gain?
  • If your goal was to make more money -- what is the difference in your bank balance?
  • If your goal was to change jobs -- did you?

Be honest.

Did you achieve what you set out to do? Did you get lean -- or did you spend too long looking for the perfect program? Did you gain muscle -- or did you spend more time discussing what to do on an internet message board than you did training? Did you gain strength -- or did you jump from program to program searching for something magical? Did you change jobs - or did you spend more time watching TV than sending out resumes?

In other words - as Dan John has said: "What are your goals? What are your behaviors? Do your behaviors match your goals?

Remember - if you missed the target, never in history has it ever been the tagets fault'.

Regardless - what happened in 2007 no longer matters - it's done. Just be aware of how effective your behaviors were in reaching your goals. And be aware that can always be improved upon.

The question is -- what will 2008 hold for you? Set a new goal. Decide what it is that you want to accomplish. Decide what plan you will follow to achieve that goal. And finally - adjust your behaviors so that you achieve the outcome you're looking for.


PS - One of the best articles I've ever read on Goal-Setting was by Dan John and can be found HERE

PPS - the best actual "Take action" program for those of you that need a little help with this area (i.e. all of you) - can be found at: Magic Hundred


Thanks AC.


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