Well we are early into another New Year, what’s your goal this year?This makes me alive for 40 rotations around the sun.
Did you set a goal to get in the best shape of your life in 2016? Congratulations! With that said though, if this isn’t the first time you made this particular New Years resolution then we need to take a look at why that is.
It’s a vicious cycle that occurs every year. I am speaking about getting in shape and becoming a healthier human being.
I believe the main reason why so many people fail to achieve their health goals long term is because they never changed their perspective on life.
Getting healthy isn’t about setting achievable goals really. Getting healthy is about making a life altering decision that reaches past setting goals. It’s a way of life. Everyday is a new chance to make a new healthier decision.
This process of making healthy decisions should follow you for the rest of your life. So if you where to set a health goal, then it would be to be healthy for the rest of your life.
In this way, you will not achieve this goal until the day you pass from this life.
The problem with this idea is people want to see results fast in life. The results you see from living a healthy lifestyle will be the little things. Like bending down to pick up a pencil. Not grunting when going from sitting to standing. Walking up a flight of stairs with ease.
Smiling more often because you just feel good inside and out…
Because people make such surface level goals when it comes to their health. Within months sometimes weeks and even days these same people are back to their old habits in life.
Becoming healthier means that you make a clear decision to live your life differently than you have in the past. If you make that decision you can never look back again because the old you is dead.
Have you set any goals for the New Year? If so I would love to hear about it. Sometimes when you talk about the goals you set in a public environment it helps to keep you accountable to yourself.