It’s already 2019, can you believe it?! A whole new year that is going to be filled with discovery, and what a year it is going to be for all of us at FCGC. We are all so excited for what’s in store for us all and all the new things we will learn along the way.
Around this time of year, we seem to be bombarded with expectations to have a New Year’s Resolution. Either from an advertisement, friends, family, class mates etc. even if it is only in fun and jest. The idea of placing one goal high up on a pedestal - which you will ultimately either complete or not – is not my cup of tea, so to speak. Instead of me discussing my own opinions, lets discuss the benefits of goal setting instead!
If you are anything like me, having lots of little goals gives me a greater sense of achievement. I am more likely to successfully achieve these goals because of this. By having lots of little milestones to strive for, that will last over a longer duration of time, the more chances i have of feeling successful. Let’s be honest, lots of achievements are going to be more rewarding than just one big one, that’s if you do manage to keep your new years resolution in the first place!
So how can you go about goal setting in a more achievable manner?
Let's say you have decided you want to be "stronger" in 2019. That's a fantastic start. You now have a very generalised idea of what you would like to be able to do. So what can you do next? Have you thought about what being "stronger" means to you? Do you have a skill you would like to be able to demonstrate at the end of it? Maybe you've decided you want to be able to do 50 push-ups by the end of the year. Now comes the planning about how you can achieve this. You might like to set yourself a daily goal of doing as many push-ups as you possibly can. You may even like to set a goal of being able to do 20 push-ups by the end of February. Identifying ways to get you to your end goal is going to make all of this so much easier, and feel a lot more rewarding along the way!
It seems most of the focus of a New Years Resolution tends to be put on drastically changing an element of yourself, instead of working on what you already possess. As individuals we all have qualities that nobody else possesses. Identifying what you already have and working on them can only improve and better yourselves, not only for 2019 but the remainder of your life.
Taking this mentality and applying it gymnastics will only give everyone a chance to truly grow!
From everybody here at FCGC to you, we wish you all a SAFE and Happy New Year!
Signing off for now,