Yesterday, January 1st, I was a couch potato, watching some dubious entertainment chosen by Husband. I had no intention of setting any new year's resolutions.
But last night I had a dream about making the boat go faster.
Background: Last week, I came across a story about the British rowing team that had a habit of missing out on medals, year after year. However, before the 2000 Olympics, they started re-evaluating everything they do within the framework of a simple question: Will it make the boat go faster?
When one of the rowers wanted to go to a party instead of staying home and getting a good night's rest, he asked himself: Will it make the boat go faster? Should I eat this donut? Will it make the boat go faster? Should I run an extra lap? Will it make the boat go faster? By making all decisions about that big juicy goal, the team became laser-focused, and saw results right away. The ended up taking home the gold medal in the 2000 Olympics!!
So back to my dream… in my dream, my big juicy goals were plain as day:
I woke up so freaking motivated! That kind of laser-focus on big juicy goals has boosted my motivation so much! The first one, for example. If I've already decided I want to get stronger and more flexible, any physical activity I do can potentially make me stronger and more flexible. I don't have to dread exercising, because I've already made the commitment. Binge watch another episode…? Will it make me stronger or more flexible? Go for a walk…? Will it make me stronger or more flexible? The decision has already been made, so no decision fatigue will be ruining my plans! What a relief!!
Why not decide ahead of time what big juicy goals you'd like to work toward this month or this year.
Ask yourself, will it make your boat go faster?
Thanks for reading. Good juju to you!
Chronic good juju spreader, recovering graphic designer of almost 30 years, supporter of all creatives everywhere.