Sunday, February 3, 2013

20% Resolution/80% Execution

The Super Bowl kicks off in about an hour and I'm thinking about all the people who made News Years Resolutions this year to eat less, exercise more, and lose weight.  I'm wondering, after watching all the commercials and news stories about the amounts of various snack foods that people have bought for this year's Big Game, how many people have already given up their healthy resolutions and have fallen back into bad habits.  This happens every year - millions of people with good intentions make healthy resolutions but can't execute for very long.  Now - the treadmills purchased for Christmas sit untouched, the gyms are raking in the dollars and their membership rolls are high but the percentage of members who work out is starting to dwindle, those diet books and exercise DVDs are starting to again collect dust.

This happens every year.  Why?  Because, like much in life and business, it is all in the execution.  One of my favorite quotes is by Thomas Edison - "Vision without execution is hallucination."  As with anything else, successful healthy resolutions are not worth the paper they're written on (or the napkin they were scribbled on during some New Year's Eve party) if they are not followed.  The title of this post is 20% Resolution/80% Execution because execution of such resolutions is at least 4 times as important as the resolutions themselves........and probably a lot more.

So now that it's February and the Super Bowl is over, pull out that sheet (or napkin) of  at least your wellness resolutions and re-commit to get fit or in other words - EXECUTE.  Don't get discouraged. Whatever it is (lose weight, quit smoking, exercise more, etc.) is an aspect of your life that didn't get to where it is now over night and you are not going to improve it over night.  Just put one foot in front of the other and EXECUTE.

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