Forget What the Calendar Says – 2012 Starts Now

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Actually it haas already started

Truth be told, my sights have been on 2012 for almost 2 months.

Don’t get me wrong, 2011 has been good to me and my family in many ways. I have also made a lot of mistakes along the way. One of those mistakes, was losing sight of some of my goals for 2011. Honestly, one of the biggest mistakes was in not doing a better job establishing those goals. They simply weren’t as defined as I think they should have been.

This year, I will again have my Three Words for 2012, which my friend Chris started several years ago.  Reflecting on my Three Words for 2011, they had highs and lows. What they lacked, for me was a depth, and a plan for execution and accountability.

That will change in 2012.

I’m Not Waiting

One of my goals for 2012 will involve fitness, but I’m not waiting.   I’m not telling myself, “I will start exercising on January 2nd”.  I’ve already begun.  I’ve been at this goal for almost a month now.  I didn’t want to wait for the calendar to tell me it was time.

In fact, I cleared another mental hurdle this weekend by running while I was travelling.  I brought my running gear with me on a trip. I woke up in Boston this morning, definitely not feeling like going for a run, but managed to log a few miles in the city, running through parts of Boston Common on a crisp, December Day.

Last week, I cleared another one by going for a run on a cold rainy day in Maine.

These are all small mental hurdles that have kept me from following through in the past.  I am naming them and moving through them.

Two on the Calendar

A quick look at my calendar will give you a preview how I will measure my progress on my fitness goals.

Tonight I registered for Two 5K Road Races.  One of them is on January 8th, so for me, 2012 has to start now.

So, what do you want to accomplish in 2012?

What are you doing right now to work on that?

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