We’re coming up on the end of the year. The question you have to ask yourself is: Are you happy with the progress you’ve made this year?
Its always a good time to look back and see how far you’ve come. What your major accomplishments of the year were.
I’ll be making a ‘Best of 2008’ video highlighting some of what I’ve done within the next couple weeks. (At least what’s been done on camera.) There’s been many feats and workouts completed, some of which I hadn’t even conceived of when 2007 ended.
But despite all the progress that’s been made, I know more could have done more. It’s a wise time to find out what was holding you back so you can eliminate those restrictions the next time around.
Because how far you go in life is NOT determined by your potential, but by the constraints, the things holding you back. I learned this lesson as it applies to business, but it equally applies to the world of physical culture and elsewhere.
I know one drawback I have to deal with is being attracted to new and shiny things. A part of me wants to be the best at everything but that can not happen. You don’t have to limited to just one field but you can’t go after everything.
Perhaps you know the feeling. Read a new training book and want to change you entire training plan to reflect that.
I’ve gotten better over the years at staying clear on my goals, especially in the last, but there’s still room for improvement. To be sure, when I’ve had that single-minded focus, I’ve gotten the best results.
What about you? Where are you at and where do you want to go in 2009?
P.S. There’s a new feat of strength up on the site, this one on the pinch grip.