Thursday, January 1, 2009


"Inspiration starts when you are motivated by dissatisfaction with the way things are"~ Dan Kennedy.

2008 was not the year I intended. I experienced many disappointments. But valuable lessons were learnt, and now 2009 is beckoning with the opportunity of a fresh new start!

Which leads me to setting new goals for 2009.
So I have set myself micro goals.
Why micro? Because micro leads to macro.

"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day."
~ Jim Rohn

1. Time Management
"Everything counts, it either hurts or it helps, but it all counts"~ Brain Tracy
You are either moving towards your goal or away from it, with every choice and every action you take.
We used to have this message on on our fridge in marker pen, and everyone assumed it related to food. It's everything in life.
Whether we whittle away our precious time on "wastebook", aimlessly surf the internet or make a list of "to do items" and get to work on the most important one.
We all have choices.
Get going, keep moving, take action, DO IT NOW!
I'm going to get into the habit of "doing it now"

2. Write on this blog at least twice a week.
The good, the bad and the ugly! I'm going to let you get to know me, "warts and all".
The more I write the better I'll get, and the better I get, the more I'll write! Until I become...UNSTOPPABLE!

3. Roll with my Trigger Point tools every morning after my first training session.
Yes I should be more like Greg and Laura Bennett and roll BEFORE my first training session...but thats not going to happen!:) I have to be realistic with my goals if I want to last the first month!
This relates back to goal #1 time management...

4. Enjoy my life.
Sometimes I take things too seriously. I need to chill out more. I have definitely got better at this but it goes into the "needs more work" category.
In the past, a bad race result meant that I sacrificed more, tried to become more disciplined, was hard on myself and thought that it would relate to better results. I was so desperate for success. I am now more able to ride the storms of disappointment, and equally to deal with the foreign place called "success".

I'm not talking balance, because I'm not sure you can be balanced if you want to be the best you can be at something- anything.
Lance Armstrong was not balanced, The Tour de France was all consuming, and that's what he had to do to win.

I am living my life "by design", I wouldn't change much if I could. If I won a million dollars I wouldn't quit my job. So this year I will take a little more time to "smell the roses".

5. Read 2 books per month.
I missed this goal by 4 books in 2008, so I'm setting it as a goal again!
I will go to bed earlier and read for 30 mins every night. I love reading, it's my escape. I don't watch TV.
Oh look, this relates back to goal #1 again!

6. Learn to use imovie.
So that I can post video clips all by myself!

"We created our circumstances by our past choices. We have both the ability and responsibility to make better choices beginning today."
I wish I knew where I got this from...

I wish you all every success for 2009.

And I URGE you to...

DO IT NOW!!!!!!


1 comment:

Dunstan said...

Happy New Year to you Charlotte!

Great to read your blog and I really enjoyed this post :-)

I think you are spot on with your approach and I wish you all the best for 2009. I know the year will bring you exactly what you need to experience to learn and grow!

Do you know this quote from Goethe?

I look forward to seeing some of your imovies. It is a great bit of software :-)

Lots of love,