Happy New Year!
Hopefully you had a good holiday season with at least some relaxation amidst all the craziness! I had a wonderful time where I unplugged for a little while and spent some quality time with both my family and my wife's family. I even got to see the actual jacket that Michael Jackson wore alongside of Jimi Hendrix's guitars and much more at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland! So fun!
I don't know about you but I am so excited about this year! It is always nice to be able to put whatever happened last year, whether it be good or bad behind us, wipe the slate clean, and start completely over. It's like a blank canvas for Picasso or the clean roof of the Sistine Chapel for Michelangelo. You can paint whatever you want on this year. You can create something out of nothing! You can engineer this year to be however you like! You want to be more productive? You can do that! You want to spend more time with your family? You can do that too! You want to lose weight and have more energy? You can do that too! It's all opportunity and probability!
What separates opportunity from success and accomplishment is consistent implementation with a single, undistracted focus.
This is what differentiates hopes and wishes that started well but by the middle of the year are blown away, like faintly remembered dreams, from that incredible feeling of accomplishment and confidence of reaching what you determined to reach.
That's why this year we are doing things a little different...
While knowledge is nice, it doesn't do anything unless it is put into practice. In our society we have so much information at our fingertips and especially in the nutrition world we have conflicting perspectives and viewpoints and everything is so muddled that we don't know where to start.
So this year every Monday we will have a weekly challenge. We will take all the overwhelming information and distill it down to one thing that you can implement every day for this week to move you closer to your goals. If you consistently do these things by the end of the year you'll have seen incredible results through the power of focused implementation.
So without further ado, we start off this year's Monday Challenge with...
Make 5 minutes of time each day for goals that you have this year.
It's not a lot. It's not complicated. But it does start you moving and taking action toward your goals rather than just thinking about them.