There are 16 weeks until Christmas. I don’t tell you this to get you in a shopping tizzy. I tell you this because you still have 16 weeks until you reach that crazy time between Christmas and New Years to achieve your 2012 goals. Here’s how:
If your goal was to lose some weight in 2012 but you haven’t got to it yet, think about this: If you lose 1-2 lbs per week between now and Christmas, you could be between 16-32 lbs lighter for that annual family reunion. Don’t wait to get started, do it now. Fix your diet and start exercising. Today.
A new running distance
If your goal was to run a half marathon or marathon in 2012 but you haven’t started training yet, think about this: If your long run starts at 1 mile and increases 1-2 miles per week, you could be running 16-32 mile long runs by Christmas. Um, hello? 32 miles is an ultramarathon you crazy beast! Don’t wait to get started, do it now. Write out your training plan and go for a run. Today.
If your goal was to learn to do pushups in 2012 but you still haven’t even tried, think about this: If you do 1 or 2 pushups every day this week, then add 1-2 pushups each week, you’ll be doing 16-32 pushups every day by Christmas. That’s super-strong and I’ll bet you’ll look like a sexy beast. So drop everything and give me 1 or 2 pushups. Do it right now. Start today.
If your goal was to get rid of junk in your house in 2012 and make it a more inviting and functional space, think about this: If you do 1-2 hours per week of de-cluttering and cleaning, your house can be as tidy as a museum by Christmas because you will have spent 16-32 hours on getting rid of junk. Don’t wait to get started, do it now. Pick a room and work for an hour rather than watching TV tonight. Do it today.
If your goal was to put money away for a special vacation or project in 2012 but you haven’t saved a cent, think about this: If you put away $100-$200 per week in a special savings fund, you’ll have $1,600-$3,200 plus interest set aside by Christmas. You know what I’d do with $3,200? I’d go on a cruise. So don’t wait another minute, do it now. Put some money aside today.
As you can see, you can apply this theory to pretty much any goal you’ve got. Stop thinking or waiting for the “perfect time”. Because I have a secret for you: the perfect time is right effing now. Hop to it! And let me know in the comments below what goal you are working on, STARTING TODAY, between now and Christmas. It will help keep you accountable!