Typically, I am amazed at how much I’ve accomplished, especially when my progress has been in a direction that I couldn’t have predicted a year earlier. Sometimes I laugh, like the year I set a goal of reading 100 books and only read 46 – it was perfectly clear at the end of the year that I would have needed to read almost 2 books every week to accomplish my goal…but this reality never entered my mind at the beginning of the year. Other times, I realize that the goal has taken me on a journey – like the year I decided I wanted to train with other runners for an upcoming race – and I’m all the better for it.
As 2016 begins, I’m reminded that it sometimes takes much more than a single year to achieve a goal, and that setting big goals – even if I have no idea how I will achieve them – is a worthy undertaking. I’m also reminded that reaching goals is much easier when we have others to support us in our efforts. In 2015, I ran a marathon and started a business. In 2014, I lost weight and learned to run faster. In 2013, I learned to take better pictures. Each of these goals took time and effort on my part, as well as accountability to and support from others.
For 2016, I’m setting the following goals:
- Run 6 or more half marathons
- Read 25 or more books
- Write daily for at least 10 minutes
What are your goals for 2016? If you are interested in working with me to reach your fitness goals this year, send me an email or give me a call. I look forward to working with you. Happy 2016!