The holidays and end of the year are a time when people like to mail it in. Call us contrarian, but we like to know we’re working hard especially when other people tend to slack off. In the words of Matthew McConaughey’s father, “Don’t half-ass it.”
We’re certainly not here to tell you not to enjoy the extra carbohydrates, extra midday naps, and time off work. The holidays provide us a much needed break from what is (and has been) a long year. This year, they may also add stress by disallowing us in groups we’d normally congregate in (read: holiday parties).
This is no excuse, however, not to be working towards a better version of yourself as the year comes to a close. In fact, it’s the perfect time to get ahead of setting a New Year’s Resolution and set a better goal right now. Parkinson’s Law states, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” That’s why no one ever achieves their NYR.
Make This Year Count
2021 is not a wash. If you’re reading this, you are alive and kicking. Make it count.
Instead, set an “end of year goal.” You have six weeks, not 12 months. Want to know the best part? You’ll have incredible momentum heading into your 2022 goals.
Your End of the Year Goal
A big purpose for this end of year goal is to keep you on track and progressing through a time period where most people tend to fall off, making it that much harder to “restart” on the biggest proverbial “Monday” of the year (1/1). It will give context to workouts, even an excuse to get the work done when you’re traveling or without your usual equipment (your bodyweight is an incredible tool). It will give context to spending time getting organized at work, continuing to put in the last bit of effort necessary to set you up to crush 2022. Maybe you’re looking to get a head start on a project you have in mind for 2022. Why wait another two months?