What are your goals this year?

And just like that it’s Wednesday already and our kids are back in school and we’re back behind the grindstone. Those holidays felt short, didn’t they?

This is usually my favourite time of year. The New Beginnings part of the year. When everything feels fresh. Change feels imminent. Hope and possibility abound.

But intent and action are two very different things, aren’t they? And as great as intentions may be, as much as they count in the grand scheme of things, without action intentions become meaningless.

So what are your intentions for this year? And what action will you be carrying out towards those intentions?

As I stumble about my rather chaotic (though seemingly meaningless) days at the moment I keep having to slow myself down and remember that yes, I’ve got all these lofty ideas in my head for how I would like the year to go, but perhaps it might do me well to actually write them down and come up with some sort of plan to achieve them. A systematic approach may well even calm the internal chaos of the start to 2019.

Matt and Vanessa’s Eat Clean Train Lean challenge started on Monday with 150 participants. I cannot help but admire the focus and action on the part of all of these guys. Trainers and participants alike. They all have a plan, and they’re sticking to it together, and enjoying massive results because of it.

I’m moving house in seven weeks and I have ten years worth of stuff to go through before then. It is overwhelming to say the very least. But then I keep thinking to myself, “Why do the challenges work so well?” and I think the answer is that because every single day each participant knows exactly what they need to do. Perhaps I should allow that model to inspire me to write up a Move House Challenge? And just like those participants I will work through this mountain day by day to get the results I’m looking for.

What’s your challenge for this year?

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