November is my birthday month. It is also the month where I like to really reflect on my life and what I want to achieve personally in my life for the next year.
For this coming year, there are really only two items I would like to achieve. Both will require me to stay extremely focused. One is personal and the other is business.
For my huge personal item, it is a marathon. My target is the LA Marathon on March 15th.
As anyone who has trained for a marathon knows, the training schedule requires a commitment of your time. It’s not only running 2-3 times but it means strength training with lots of squats, planks, pushups, and bridges, then there is yoga, and spin class all of this just during the work week.
Then we come to the weekends. Saturdays are long runs. Right now, we are still in the fairly easy part of the runs. But within the next few weeks, the runs will be harder. We are running hills that are steep. And our runs will go up to 5+ hours.
What concerns me the most will be whether my body can hold up to the 3+ hours of running up and down hilly trails.
So with that concern in mind, I have decided not to go ahead and pay for my registration just yet until I feel more comfortable on whether my body can do this or not.
My business goal is one of being more focused and to grow my business by 20%. Other than that, I can’t elaborate with all the compliance we have to contend with.
So with both of these huge goals for 2015, I will have to make sure I manage my days to achieve what I need to do every day. And when I get discouraged, I will have to remind myself of one of my favorite quotes from Laozi “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
With the new year almost upon us, what are your big goals for the year? Do you have goals that scare you? Goals that stretch your imagination?