- Lose 12lbs
- Run a marathon
- Earn $x more this year
- Be a better person
There you go, your 2017 in a nutshell. See you next year at La Jolla Sports Club.
We are in the grips of the new year, and as we are all painfully aware, this is about the time people–even strangers in the supermarket–will ask, So what are your new year’s resolutions?
And at this point, you have a few options, the first being ‘I don’t believe in new year’s resolutions.’ Fair enough, this article is still for you. The other two options go roughly as follows: ‘Well, I’m going to do A, B, C and D and basically have my entire year planned out,’ with the other going something a little like ‘Good question, what’s your name and what do you like to do? I’m looking for something new to learn.’
Right there, those few words can send the next 350-something days in an entirely new and exciting direction. By creating a list–one that we would inevitably feel the need to cling to–at the beginning of the year, we are discounting the upcoming 365 days of sunrises, opportunities, connections, engagements and interactions. Humans love a list–hell, this article was based on one–but maybe we tweak and loosen it to work towards a more realized version of ourselves?
This is not to say that goals are not important. They help us avoid the listlessness and give us something to work towards. When your goals fail to match your passions, however, while you might end up quote unquote succeeding, if it doesn’t mean anything, what’s the point?
Take control of your betterment by starting with the question Why? and build from there. Time is fluid, and allowing our goals to mimic that idea allows us the freedom to explore what is truly important.
The Tesla, your iPhone, Brick n Bell and La Jolla Sports Club– all are considered to be a work in progress. Building, breaking it down and editing and building again creates success. You will fail along the way, but that is what is commonly known as ‘living.’ Appreciate the creative and introspective process to betterment, and remember that we are not a list, but the sum of our actions, yet to be determined.
What surprising turn did your life take last year? Did you learn anything new because of a random encounter / experience? Leave a comment below!
Happy new year, LJSC!
// Your friends at La Jolla Sports Club
Oh, you’re still here? 24 Hour Fitness CEO, Mark Smith, had this to say recently, which ties in pretty well with this post:
Q: What is the next fitness trend or product that will affect the industry positively or negatively, and why? How should the industry take advantage of that trend?
A: The next fitness trend/product for the industry will not be movement related, which most have been historically. Instead, it will have to do with mindfulness, the popular catchall phrase for something that enhances the functionality of our brains. The industry is just starting to come to grips with the fact that our overall health is not limited to exercise and what we put in our bodies but also incorporates how we take care of our minds. The mind, after all, drives our behaviors…