This article is about how you should avoid the generic New Year advice and how to set up your new year to be best one yet. Also what us at Full Tribe Fitness have in store for 2023.
Big, unrecognisable changes!
Doing things completely different!
These are 3 things that I will not be doing this year.
As the new year rolls into force, it’s very tempting to use this newfound explosion of motivation to do everything differently. To steer off the track we’ve been focusing on the past few years and really take giant mental leaps in another direction.
I love the idea of it, however, logically it’s not going to be of great benefit to us. What we do need to focus on is how we can continue to improve ourselves towards our purpose
For you it could be building on top of the foundation you set from the previous few years. Or it could be focusing on the foundation, laying the groundwork for you to continue to grow on top of for years to come.
As a constant reminder, you cannot grow great heights without a strong foundation.
Two Things I’ve Learnt From Last Year
Plans Often Don’t Work as Planned
But you can still make the most of it anyway…
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face” – Mike Tyson
In 2022, I attempted to move to Perth, got stuck in Adelaide, lived a completely different experience, had a great time and now I’m residing back in New South Wales for the time being. This is not the first time I’ve been relocated without a choice and it probably won’t be the last, but we move on anyway.
But I have to remind myself, what was my goal? My goal was a new experience, something that fit my values and that was going to get me to engage with more people, continue to learn and evolve and that’s exactly what happened, the location just wasn’t in the original plan.
How this applies to you…
Your goal in the New Year can remain the same but the outcome may differ, it’s the effort that matters – your ideal goal may be to lose weight. As the year goes on our thoughts on our goals will be well and truly changing as it’s very dynamic.
You may originally want to look a certain way but as you develop yourself, you may realise that aesthetics may not be the goal, but to feel strong, lift a gradually heavier weight, run fast or be confident in your body, may be the true goal. And that’s fine, you are still working towards that original goal of bettering your physical and, most likely, mental health too. This is just development of goals as you advance.
Things Change Quickly And Then Slowly (Most of The Time)
A constant reminder of how things change at different rates. Every time I see my niece (now 20 months of age), she astounds me how much she changes. My friends from down the street, not much change. Physically, mentally, we move at different rates at different stages of our life. There is more to gain at the start and more to enjoy later on.
Make It Your Best New Year Yet
I’ll keep this very short.
Keep Working Towards Your Purpose
Don’t give up. Do your best to think rationally and logically to continue to use the hard spent time you’ve banked over the last few months, years etc. to work towards what is truly meaningful for you.
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You Can Still Keep Your Last Year’s Goals
Just slightly adjust them if you have to.
Last year’s goals that you didn’t achieve probably weren’t ‘bad’. They may have been just slightly too big or there were too many variables outside of your control that inhibited your ability to get it done.
Don’t feel ashamed to write them down again in the new year.
I will be.
Carry A Big Stick and A Bigger Attitude for Agreeableness
There are benefits to being someone who shows traits of low agreeableness. You can be selfish when you need to be, you question change to see if it’s of benefit to you first and act after, and you can be quite the competitive type.
What you must always take with you is the ability to be highly agreeable. Things change. Our opinion changes after one documentary, your tastes change after one bad curry, allow yourself to be open to change.
Be open-minded, considerate and less judgemental.
What Can You Expect for This Year From Full Tribe Fitness
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the process of podcasting and have had an extremely positive response from the episodes so far, therefore, a heap of my energy will be dedicated towards that.
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Your same ‘Sugar-hit’ of positivity every week (less than 10-minute episodes).
Researchers, leaders, big names, lots to learn, exciting things!
We will continue to write blogs and emails that will help you become the best person you can be, to make positive changes in your personal life and for your family.
We will be launching our own course that is going to be self-paced and focuses on the four proven pillars of Exercise, Nutrition, Mindfulness and Connection to create the ultimate happy, healthy and purposeful tribe. This will be opening in the next few weeks, so check back regularly for more updates.
We will continue to run our highly successful family-focused programs in the new year to help you as the parent create the best and brightest future for yourself and your little legends. We are currently offering a 50% off discount for the month of January! If you want to take advantage of this LIMITED OFFER, email [email protected] with the code NEWYEAR2023.
Goals For this Year for Myself Personally
It’s important for myself to announce my goals so you can see what I will be focusing on.
- Grow the Full Tribe Fitness Community to greater numbers.
- Take action on things that will better my health. Physical challenges. Meditation. Time out in the bush. Cleaning my house to a better standard (mental health).
- Blue Belt in Jiu Jitsu – compete in 3 competitions this year
- Continue learning Spanish and maintain my knowledge of Norwegian.
- Complete a Rubrik’s Cube.
- Don’t eat all the pancake mix in one go by myself!
To finish off, I wanted to thank everyone who contributed last year, couldn’t have made the changes without the feedback, engagement and people who took part in the programs.
Until next time,