While filing some paper work on the weekend I came across an old goal list.
It wasn’t a super old goal list, only one from June 2012.
At a quick glance I realised that I achieved 50% of my goals already.
Yes 50% of them.
There were 10 goals on the list, 5 of them were achieved.
The rest of them are a work in progress, one of them will be completed very soon.
So what were those goals that I achieved? Well they were:
- Get to 65kg
- Run a sub 25min 5km (achieved 25th August 2012)
- Run a sub 55min 10km (achieved 17th August 2012)
- Finish a half marathon (achieved 15th July 2012)
- Run a half marathon (achieved 15th July 2012)
One thing for sure is that this
You can wish as much as you like, but if you don’t actually put down in writing, whether that be the old pen and paper way, or via your phone/computer, then goals are not goals, but wishes.
I wish for a lot of stuff, but as soon as I put in writing it really does push myself to go out and get it.
Yes there are things that I do want to achieve, but it’s important to distinguish short and long term goals. And decide if that goal really is a goal or just a wish.
While yes I would like to run a marathon one day, it clashes with my clarity statement, which relates to my family. It’s also a time factor. So when I get some time freed up then yes it will go back on the list.
If you aren’t writing a goal list, start today, and start achieve great things.