The holiday blues have finally passed. At least that is the excuse I am using for letting my Fitbit numbers drop so much in November and December.
2015 Fitbit Goals
Daily: 15k steps minimum but try my best to get more than 20k. This means I will do whatever it takes to get to 15k each day but hopefully I will hit 20k most days of the week.
Weekly: 140k steps which is 20k per day average but I am hoping to hit 150k+ most weeks
Monthly: 600k steps which is right in line with 20k per day.
So far I have been able to hit 15k every day this month and 10 of the 12 days have been over 20k.
Hoping I can keep this up. I have been participating in some of the Weekday Fitbit Challenges which has helped push me each day since each Fitbit’er is trying to race ahead of the other or stay in the lead.
Mystie’s post, Education is a Life: Fortiter fideliter forsan feliciter, or Repentance, got me thinking about goals and getting things done.
She makes the point that results are not in our control. We obey, God rewards (in His own way).
This is just as true in all areas of life. We do; stuff happens.
If our focus is on goals rather than just being faithful (in all of life) then we will be disappointed.
If you’re a coach, your goal is to win a championship. Your system is what your team does at practice each day.
If you’re a writer, your goal is to write a book. Your system is the writing schedule that you follow each week.
If you’re a runner, your goal is to run a marathon. Your system is your training schedule for the month.
If you’re an entrepreneur, your goal is to build a million dollar business. Your system is your sales and marketing process.
Now for the really interesting question: If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still get results?
He even appears to discourage goals with his points:
1. Goals reduce your current happiness.
When you’re working toward a goal, you are essentially saying, “I’m not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal.”
3. Goals suggest that you can control things that you have no control over.
You can’t predict the future. (I know, shocking.)
But he does concede that goals have a place. Just not 1st place.
Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.
Are you focused on goals rather than on being faithful in the little things?
I have never been very good at setting goals. Usually my goal is to just get through the day. My plan has always been to do more of the same only better.
My written goal now is to write out my goals!
Here is a great rule for success:Think on paper.
Only about 3 percent of adults have clear, written goals. These people accomplish five and ten times as much as people of equal or better education and ability but who, for whatever reason, have never taken the time to write out exactly what they want.