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What Your Priorities Are

It's always better to look at actions than words. If someone says that they're committed to being healthy, but then they order a fat stack of pancakes... well, maybe they're not so committed after all. Recently I've been thinking about this truism in terms of goals and priorities. Your priorities are what they look like.

When you ask someone what his goals are, especially a young person, you'll probably end up hearing a bunch of talk about making money, traveling the world, getting healthy, learning some big skill, or contributing to the world in some way. Great goals. But if we examine people's actions, do they line up with these goals? Sometimes, but very often they're directly contrary to their goals.

The average person eats unhealthy food, spends a lot of time at a job he doesn't like, engages in junk entertainment like TV or video games, maybe drinks some alcohol, and then goes to sleep. Is he getting closer to his goals? Is he getting farther away from them? What can we conclude about the intent behind his goals?

Maybe the most interesting question would be: what goals is he moving towards? I'd say that he's moving towards comfort. Not decadent comfort like a hammock on a pristine beach, but the comfort of not having to think or exert himself. The comfort of mediocrity. And to be clear-- if someone says that comfort is his only goal, I'd have no criticism of these actions. I have different goals, but even I'm not arrogant enough to judge someone by my own goals rather than his own.

Different in 90 Days: Where will you be on June 18, 2013?

On The Best of Sett

Happy spring everyone! Do you ever have those moments where you wish you had started something long ago so you'd be further along than where you are today? 

Today I'm going to share some goals I'd like to accomplish in the next quarter. There is never a best time to start something new so how about now? 

April 1st is 90 days into 2013 and although we are still 10 days out, it seems like the time from January 1-now has simultaneously flown and crept along. 90 days seems like just long enough to make real progress without being too far off in the future to forget about. 90 days seems like something I can stick to. No need to wait until April 1st, I'm starting today.

For the next 90 days I am committing two 4 goals in different areas of my life that I would like to see improvement in. Below the goal is my motivation behind wanting the goal and beneath that are two small actions I can take towards the goals. The list will serve as my reminder for why I want to make these changes.

1) Restart my yoga practice

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