When I set out to schedule to run 4 marathons last year it was out of excitement and exhilaration. With the support of friends, coaches and resources like http://colburnbodyconcepts.com, I made it happen. The training went well and I completed my 4 marathons. I’m happy to have set those goals and to have completed them. My last two were a little tougher due to food poisoning the week before the NY marathon and a cold before the Honolulu marathon but I did it!
Clients that I have worked with over the last 15 years are continually looking at their goals for the next year or the next 3 to 5 years. I’ll always remember Watts Wacker giving a presentation about working with companies looking at their next 20 to 100 years. He helped companies look forward, to a future where their people may not even be on earth; He showed them to envision leaving a strategic legacy for the future generations to come. Two years or two hundred, the beginning of the year is great for my clients to set their goals. Many companies have worked on a strategic planning process the prior fall and are starting to implement their goals. Some clients are leading a division or a function and make it a ritual to review their goals while others have work and personal goal that they would like to accomplish. Other clients I work with are reviewing their career and planning for what is next. Where they are in their career path may lead them to choose to work on specific skills or trajectory to get them to where they want to go.
I love setting new goals. This year I’m working on speed. Speed in my running and cycling as well as my swimming. I have a plan and have started to implement it. My schedule is set and I am completing it every day. Since my 2018 sports training goals are different this year, I plan to run only two marathons; NY and Honolulu. I will also swim the 4.4 Chesapeake Bay Swim for redemption (missed it by .4 mile last year). I plant to do the Navesink River and the Provincetown Swim4life Ocean swims again and add two triathlons. I also have a completely new goal this year: A Grand Canyon 4-day trek with the Telos Institute, www.thetelosinstitute.com. I started dreaming of climbing mountains about two or three years ago and here I am hiking my first one.
What are your goals for 2018? Do you have a plan? Are you working on two or three specific goals? Where are you in your career path? What will you strive to accomplish in 2018? If you don’t know what your goals are start dreaming them. What is it that you are passionate about, want to learn, want to get better at….? Your dream might just become reality!
I’m excited about my 2018 goals. Wishing you all great goal setting for 2018 and a great continued journey!