Like the old Billy Idol song says, ‘It’s a Great Day to Start Again’; A NEW YEAR WILL UNFOLD BEFORE US, and will pass into the past whether we use it well or not. Make it a year of attaining new goals, and it will serve you well. Make the changes in your life needed to better your health, strength and mobility. Educate yourself in the art of staying healthy; acquire the knowledge needed to know if your doctors are leading you down the slippery path to drug-dependence and degeneration or to a path for optimizing your ability to live actively.
The trick to goals is to set them realistically. Set a target for something incrementally attainable. Make it easy to reach and hard to miss. The blessing of a goal is that reaching it is perceived by the subconscious mind as you ‘BEING’ a winner. It ends a streak of repeated failure, and changes your whole perspective of your capabilities. Little ‘wins’ make a new you. My big breakthrough came when I read Tony Robbin’s book “Unlimited Power”, all summed up in the phrase “Personal Power is the ability to take action”, along with “don’t sit there, do anything”, and “there will be an outcome”. Then you evaluate the outcome, and base your next action on that outcome. You don’t give up, you just revise your plan and take the next action toward the goal; you can even revise the goal to make it more attainable.
I have a long-standing goal to squat 315 lbs. That is beginning to seem like a silly goal, since I haven’t been on the far side of 275 in the last 3 years. Time for an adjustment: the year’s first priority is to get my left shoulder back to full function, and to find the means to do so. I will keep you posted.
Here are three goals for this website in the next 6 months:
- Find 5 knowledgeable, senior athletes/writers to contribute on a regular basis
- Increase the information content of the site five-fold
- Find 20 new health-building products that can dramatically improve our lives
Good living – Frank