There are a small handful of people and websites I follow, and one of them is Chris Brogan. On his site he talks about creating 3 words to represent the year. I liked this approach over simply creating goals or resolutions. The idea is that you create something that you will remember and be able to think about each day. With my three words I can make sure they reflect and match what I am doing on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
My three words for 2014 are track, ship, and sexy. I know it sounds like a new motto for the post office, but after much reflection I knew these were the words that would work best for me.
These three words will act as triggers for actions I intend to take or avoid.
I have read a millon times about the fact that those that write down goals are more likely to succed. I have also read that what gets measured gets results. For a long time I have toyed around with various apps and strategies for tracking fitness, nutrition, and finances. The more I track and the more I get in the habbit of tracking I can actually see what I am doing, how much I work out, where my time goes, money goes, etc.
Examples of Tracking:
- Using RunKeeper to track my runs and walks
- Using MyFitnessPal to track my meals
- Using my Simple debit card to track my spending along with tags, categories, pictures and notes.