The Old and The New Year

As we start a new year many will reflect on what happened over the last year.  Many will look at goals set and achieved and/or ones that are still being worked on.  It is also a great time to set goals that you will work towards in 2013.

I encourage you to not just do this once a year.  Try to do this throughout the year.  Everyday is a New Year. Many things may change and take you away from your original goals.  Evaluate if you need to get back on track towards that goal or if your new path is the best choice.  Sometimes things come up and your orignal goal may no longer be a priority.

As a trainer, I encourage all of my clients to set fitness goals when we start a program.  I like having them set tangible goals like running in a 5K, mud run, or some other kind of competition.  Goals of weight loss are great as well, but I feel if you are training for an event you will achieve the weight loss.  Afterall, most athletes don’t train for just weight loss.  They train to win.  Keeping weight off happens when they train hard and eat with proper nutrition.

So what does that mean for setting non-fitness goals?  As you are working towards your main goals many other great things may happen along the way.  So many unexpected achievements and events can occur that you have never even thought could happen.  Some may inspire new goals in your life.  Some will cause you to look at goals you have set and you may realize that it was not really a great goal to have.

Goals can be set for different parts of your life.  In all of these you may have things happen that you do not expect.  For example, a goal of mine for 2012 was to open a fitness facility.  I did so this past year with two great partners.  A lot has happened since that goal was achieved.  Many were unexpected things.

With the start of the gym came some trouble at home.  2012 was not all good.  I do not think any year is all good for anyone.  Life itself is a  roller coaster.  There were many miscommunications at home.  I was being selfish and I was in denial.  Starting a business without complete consent from my partner at home was the pinnacle of my selfishness.  It came to a head in July.

It was almost the end, but then something happened.  Through my friend and business partner, God stepped in.  Since that point I have started a better relationship at home with my wife and my daughter.  This was not a goal of 2012 when the year started.  Neither was starting a relationship with God.  These were things that happened while I was on the path towards other goals.  These were things that happened and caused me to evaluate the goals I had and helped me set new ones for this year.

I would like to share my goals for 2013 others.  I encourage you to set goals and make choices and not resolutions.  After they are set I encourage you to share them worth others.  This way you can be held accountable.  This is why I am sharing them with you.  I will revisit these goals every three months.  I ask if you all will keep me on task.

Goals for 2013.

  • listen for the Lord.
  • continue to strive toward being the best father and husband I can.
  • continue to grow United Strength Academy and take another space in the building we rent out.
  • get to a better financial standing.
  • inspire people to be better and love.
  • be patient with everything and everyone.
  • trust the Lord and grow closer to Him.
  • write a book (topic suggestions welcome)
  • Keep moving forward.

Please hold me accountable. I will do the same for you.

What are some of your goals? Please share below.

Thanks for following the blog for the last few months.

May God bless you everyday in 2013.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Romans 8:37