The beginning of a new decade, a new year and a new chapter. With this new decade, I’m going to start documenting my life whether it be through short videos or blog posts. One of my favourite things to do is to look back on old journals or scrapbooks and I want to be able to look back on these uploads one day and smile. Reflecting on your actions and experiences are one of the best ways to observe self-growth. I know this for a fact because for the last five years of high school I’ve had to submit a yearly reflection. Maybe I didn’t physically submit them every year but I did mentally reflect on my life and was always proud to see how I progressed that year.
Personally, I can never get anything done without knowing the outcome of that action and what value it has to me personally. Which is why I always like to begin the year with a list of goals or tasks to complete before the end of the year. Now, don’t think there has been a year where I’ve successfully completed a goal but during the year I have always attempted to get closer to achieving it. Take for example; a few months ago, one of my fitness goals was to do a pull-up. I haven’t been able to accomplish that goal and I am still far away from it but it has definitely made me focus more on areas such as strength and cardio to help me get closer to achieving that goal and while focusing on that I’ve managed to improve other parts of my fitness. So goals are important to have; it’s always ideal to have an achievable goal and these can be created through the acronym SMART but that’s a blog post for another day.
If you do some exploring around my blog for old blog posts, you’ll find one titled ‘START’. If you’re not interested in putting the extra effort to read it, here is a summary of what I wrote last year when I was working towards some new goals.
When you are setting out on a long and difficult journey towards your goal, you will not be able to foresee every obstacle. But with every step, you gain experience, perspective, skill and confidence. It is these elements that will help you ultimately reach your goal. But you only gain experience, perspective, skill and confidence if you START.
The hardest thing may be keeping on track and hanging on for the ride. All you can do is stay positive, not quit, and listen to that inner voice inside of you that made you want to write that goal down in the first place. And most importantly, never lose sight of your goal which is at the top of the mountain. (Grylls, 2012)
Below are some of my goals for 2020
- Drink more water
- Keep up this blog
- Limit screen time
- Worry less and focus more on yourself (myself?)
- Stay Positive
- Enjoy the moment
- Start running
What do you aim to achieve in 2020?