2018 Goals

I know I’ve been straying away from sports blogs for a little bit here, but I’ve been receiving some great feedback on these types of blogs. So I wanted to share with you some of the goals, ideas and ambitions that I have for the new year.

Instead of patting myself on the back for 2017, I want to keep going. I accomplished a lot of personal goals or as some call it their New Year’s Resolution in 2017.

What happens when goals are met?

People start to become complacent. Me, I want to see if I can accomplish higher goals or push myself to be even better in 2018. I want to try and see how uncomfortable I can make myself to achieve things that are unimaginable to me. I want to test my boundaries. I want to experience life like I haven’t experienced it.

First things first. I put out on my Facebook page about starting a monthly goal challenge for people interested. The idea that I have is to come up with something every month to test ourselves. For instance, this month, I started a ketogenic diet. I’ve never actually gone on a diet or followed some kind of guidelines as to what I could and couldn’t eat. I researched and researched until I listened to a Joe Rogan podcast (great listen by the way) that sold me on a ketogenic diet. Another idea is to go completely sober for a whole month. Start and finish a book within the same month. Go on a walk for 30 minutes a day. Be outside for an hour a day. I think you get the idea of what a challenge can be.

Now, the idea isn’t to do things that I am challenging myself to do. The idea is to challenge yourself. Some of the challenges that I do may not be a challenge to you. You may look at it as something that’s easy for you. That’s great, but then come up with something different that would be a challenge. By doing it monthly, you don’t have to feel like you failed your year because you made this one thing your New Year’s Resolution. If you fail a month, no problem do it again the next or go into the next goal with a higher determination that you won’t fail, again.

(Side note: I’m calling them goals and breaking them up monthly because I don’t like calling them New Year’s Resolutions. Also, it’s easier to keep doing something in a month than it is to go a whole year)

Last year, I read that it takes 22 days to make something a habit. So who knows? Maybe, the things that we are challenging ourselves to do become habits that we keep.

My other main goal is to set up a vlog YouTube channel. That is the most uncomfortable thing that I could try. It was hard enough to start writing, but to try and tell a story while filming is going to be nerve wrecking.

If you would like to join, then please add me on Facebook (Derek Rasmussen) or on Twitter @derek_razz. Also, you can follow along on here as well if you click the follow button. I hope we can grow the challenge to get people involved and to get people motivated to challenge themselves.



2 replies »

  1. I do trust all the ideas you have offered for your post. They are very convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are too quick for novices. May you please prolong them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.


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