The start of a new year never really feels like the start. It usually takes me two weeks into the month to get back into the swing of things. I anticipate a busy schedule working in the gym these next few months. New people will by bringing in their fresh goals, and I am always happy to help them.
Being on the ‘accountability’ side of my clients’ goals has given me a unique perspective on how to achieve them. And, coincidentally, given me my own resolution of 2016. Like most, I plan to do a lot within a day’s time. Also like most, I forget about a lot too. It’s because we think that we’ll need more than what we have in order to achieve a goal. This is not true. We only ever need to utilize the strength that we already have.
I like to dissect a goal down to its marrow and dwell on its components. I have spoken to a vast amount of people who say they are willing to go through about anything to make something happen. What makes this possible and where our power comes from is through ‘intention.’ Intention is our deepest level of motivation, and most people intend to do well. We just get mixed up through the communication and expression of speech.
My resolution in 2016 is very practical. I will work to fulfill all of my intentions. Here is what I am saying by this. It is easy to become distracted or sidetracked. Losing attention and focus. With each moment that comes in every day, it will be my mission to complete the task I have on hand, at the time I intend to do it. The task can be small or large. From doing the dishes in the evening, or completing a marathon in May. The point is to strengthen intention in itself.
My theory is this. If I master the core principle of goal setting and motivation, then I will be able to achieve whatever it is I set my mind to. I will be able to achieve things beyond whatever I can imagine. This frees my imagination to create for itself.
So go ahead! Follow your intentions this year! I am wishing you as well both success and fulfillment in 2016. Good luck in your own journey of fulfilling intentions.
Trey Tompkins is a local resident who writes fitness columns for the Record-Herald.