If your energy could only be put towards three things, what would they be? I was talking to a friend and business owner a few years ago and he discussed the philosophy of only being able to execute three things really well.
Most people have family and job as two of the three but what is the third? For most people the third thing a hobby but it will change and evolve.
When I look back at this conversation that took place two years ago, my three things were not the same as they are now. Family has and will always be in the top. Having a day job and trying to keep an eye on CrossFit Brownsville have made it hard for me to pick a third.
If you don’t make exercise and eating healthy part of your routine, it’s easy for your three things to take priority. Life happens and you put other things in front of yourself, it’s understandable.
For our members, our gym have become their third thing. They invest time in their health and fitness. They have goals that they are looking to achieve. They have made friends and we have become a family.
If you look at the path you chose the past year, what are your three things? Do you want them to stay the same next year?
With the new year having just passed, most of you are considering / trying to stick to New Year’s resolutions. Whether you believe in making resolutions or not, most of us will make a decision to change something in our life. The most common resolutions are weight loss or fitness related. We go into the new year with the best intentions, but by February, something happens. We get busy, we forget, we drop our commitments.
Make this year different by choosing to commit to something. Instead of a resolution, make a commitment. Choose 1 to 3 things that you want to commit to which will make you happy. Maybe you want to commit to sleeping more each night, adding vegetables with every meal, having less sugar, being more active, working less, or spending time with family–regardless of what you choose, it should be what you value in life.
Then, when you make your commitment, do it in a way that does not give you an easy way out. Make it part of your routine. Set a schedule and goals for yourself to help you stay on track. Planning is the path to success.
Think about your three things now and what you want them to be in 2018.