What exactly is 20/20 vision though? It is a term used to express the 'normal' visual acuity measured at a distance of 20 feet. That is - how clearly can someone see something from 20 feet away. If you are able to see an image as being clear and sharp, you are deemed to have 20/20 vision - or as some say - perfect vision!
But as we know, over time this changes. As we age, our vision changes and we may no longer come under the 'normal' or 'perfect' umbrella. We may require glasses to help correct any changes that have occurred or even perhaps surgery. So, what may seem perfect now - may not be perfect down the track.
This sentiment rings true in so many other facets of life. Do we really need to use the terms 'normal' or 'perfect' to explain anything or anyone? At the beginning of the new year, people are always sharing their resolutions or goals for the coming 365 (or in our case this year, 366) days in the hopes of making their life 'perfect'. This year, I too have written my 'goals' for the coming year, but I have done it with a different lens. This year I am aiming for simply consistency across a range of smaller areas that will hopefully compound into some amazing changes throughout 2020.
I am currently working with a coach on a whole range of different things. I reached out to him when I found I was having knee surgery and would need to focus my physical activity on something that didn't put excess pressure on them in the new year. He works with a whole range of different people on health and fitness coaching as well as mindset coaching. Yesterday, to finish the year, he set us a challenge to write down our goals around 4 pillars - Career/Business, Relationships/Spirituality, Growth/Mindset & Body/Strength/Progress. Along with these, he also made us write down what we were going to do each day/week/month to ensure that we were meeting these goals. As you can see, putting the focus on the smaller pieces of the puzzle will help us to build consistency and hopefully roll in 2021 knowing that we smashed our goals.
So... here are mine - feel free to stop reading here if you have no interest!! But one of the biggest things with achieving goals is having other people know what they are so that they can support you and keep you accountable!
- Date day/night with hubby once a month - book things in advance, don’t just wait until the day/month comes around and plan to do it on the fly. Try to find new things to do that get us both out of our comfort zone and off our phones!
- Take my Nan out once a month - plan a day where we can go to do something she enjoys!
- Make the effort to connect with colleagues face to face - go to the co-share space at least once a fortnight and work with the team in real life. Make a calendar event where everyone from the NSW team is locked in to being on site for a particular day/time and this only doesn’t happen when something extremely pressing comes up. When traveling for conferences, make time to catch up with remote team members as well.
- Reach out to friends & family who I haven’t seen in a long time and make the effort to reconnect personally - make plans to do stuff! Reach out on Messenger and get it happening!!
- Read more, scroll less - read for at least 20 minutes a night before bed, without my phone.
- Sleep 7-9 hours per night - use my ‘Bedtime’ function on my phone to remind me to go to bed on time to wake up when I need to and still get my hours
- Less take away, more eating at home - meal plan a week in advance and shop for a few days at a time to ensure that there is always good food in the house to cook. Use the take away/dining out as an opportunity to spend time with Brett or friends
- Be totally OK with the fact I’m turning 40 this year!! - plan to do something totally kick ass to mark the occasion!
- Close my rings every day - set my notifications to remind me to move every hour, keep my watch charged and use the best watch ‘face’ to help me keep track of my goals
- Complete all my monthly Apple Watch challenges - check the app on the 1st of the month and work out a plan on how I will meet that particular challenge.
- Drink 2-3L of water a day - always keep a water bottle on me. The one I use has measurements on the side so that it is easy to keep track of how much I am drinking at a time. Also, log this in MFP
- Hit weekly calorie, protein & fibre goals - plan my meals and add them to the desktop version of MFP while I am planning. Print-out weekly meal plan and put it on the fridge. Use the MFP app on my phone to make any adjustments that need making on the fly.
- Build my strength back up and then increase as the year progresses - continue with daily rehab exercises until I have the clearance from my physio to get back into proper training and then work out with intention every session - don’t just go through the motions! Aim to hit body weight squats, double bodyweight hip thrusts and at least one unassisted pull up by the end of 2020!
- Meet new Science revenue targets - work on effective ways to ‘sell’ the product to new clients. Use opportunities at conferences to meet as many new teachers as possible and share how our platform can help to transform their classrooms
- Meet churn target - work to devise effective ways to ensure that departments are returning in 2021. Continuously seek feedback from teachers and students on the program and ensure that the Content & Product Teams are helping me to ensure that the feedback is met
- Increased engagement with customers - return to blogging and thought leadership pieces. Devise a plan to blog every business day, whether it be something personal or something educational and ensure that it links to all of my social media platforms. Develop a content delivery plan for the Science Facebook group to ensure that content is being produced and delivered regularly. Put time in my calendar each day to spend working on this so that it is a non-negotiable.
- Build Content for the platform - create a monthly ‘Science News’ lesson that will help to bring the relevance of our content into the forefront. Research interesting things that are happening in Science and use these to drive the themes for the lessons. Also put time into my calendar for this to ensure that the projects are completed in a timely fashion.
- Learn more about the business side of the company - do a course in product management and digital marketing so that I am able to be fully aware of how these two areas of the company can help with the overall way that the company is being run. Spend time each week talking to people from each area of the company - content, product development, marketing, events, etc - to see what is happening and how I can help/impact on each.
Feel free to share some of your goals with me so that I can help you be accountable :)
Here's to 2020 - let's bring it on!!!