There is only 83% of 2020 left.
If you set an annual goal for this year, something that you will look back on at the end of the year, and measure, right now is a critical time.
If you’ve been steadily working towards that goal for the past sixty days, you’re probably feeling great right now. Plus, sixty days is approximately the amount of time that it takes a new daily habit to begin to become an automatic behavior. So, keep it up!
On the other hand, if you have not lost one pound, saved or earned one extra dollar, or written one line of that book, don’t freak out.
I said that there is ‘only’ 83% of the year left on purpose, to impart a sense of urgency here.
But there is still 83% of the year left. That’s 303 days.
303 days is nothing in the grand scheme of things, but it is way, way more than enough time to transform your life.
1 day at a time.
This concept, however it may sound, is not cheesy. It is powerful.
If you were do any of these things once a day for the next 303 days, how might you feel at the end of the year?
- Take a brief walk outside or meditate
- Improve the quality of your daily food intake by 1%
- Do one additional push-up than the day before
Just to make up a few, quick examples. Of course, when I Coach clients, we select habits that make sense for them specifically.
My individual programs last 6 months (180 days) and groups last 3 months (90 days). Neither of those is really, in the grand scheme, a long time at all.
But they are enough time.
You have enough time, especially if you start today.
Of course, the best time to start if you didn’t start yesterday is always … today. No matter what day of the year you read this.
I like holding myself and my clients accountable to specific timelines, so, in that regard, you should not push back your deadline two months. Wherever you end up on December 31, 2020, that’s where you end up. No regrets.
Get after it. – Coach Matt
(A quick side note: both of the last two Fridays I mentioned that I would be following up my 2.21.2020 post about training with a part II. That post is still forthcoming. It’s simply so important that I must take my time with it.)