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A Challenge: Goals for March

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We’re a few days into March, and I’m reviewing my goals for the year. One thing I’m learning this year is that I took on too much at once. I’m closely examining my goals for this year and thinking that I want to focus on one at a time (more in line with my 12 Habits).

So, for this month, I’m going to be more focused, and I invite all of you to join me in a friendly challenge: set one goal for yourself this month, and we will support each other, motivate each other, track our goals and review them every Monday, and help each other achieve that goal.

So, if you’d like to join me in this March Challenge, in the comments, please list your goal or habit for this month. Some tips (as always):

My goal for the March Challenge will be to get back on track with my triathlon training (I was sidetracked due to illness and a death in the family). More specifically, here’s my goal for March: train five days a week (two rest days) each week until the end of March. The five days should include two swims, two bikes and two runs, but at the very least I should be doing one thing on each of the five days.

I need to get back in the habit of exercise. I actually started to get back into it last week, but I really want to focus on this goal this month. That means that I will postpone two other things I was planning this month: my 5th habit of patience (I’ll have to be patient about that goal!) and another challenge of trying to cut out sweets (except for a cheat day). I will save those for later months this year — a lesson that I’ve learned is that it’s important to evaluate and adjust your goals as you go along.

So, join me! What’s your March Challenge goal?

Tomorrow, we will work on a plan to meet our March Challenge goals!

See also: other March Challenge posts.

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