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Whose Health Goals Are You Working Towards?


Spring has sprung, and chances are your New Year’s resolution is still stuck in neutral. Life is good at pointing out our shortcomings, mistakes, and lost promises. If we are to advance and live full, healthy lives, it’s important that we allow ourselves to fail forward. 

Sometimes we adhere to social norms or peer pressure when reaching for the higher health standard. The goals your friends or even your partner want to work on may not be the goals that matter most to you.

Living this way often means we are left isolated in pursuit of something we never really thought would be possible, and never really got excited about. It is possible that a little goal tweaking is all that is necessary. Moving forward, it might be helpful to set a goal that connects you to others and invites you to smile or even laugh. In the end, the resolution you left in the past is just data pointing you towards a new direction.  

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” –George Bernard Shaw

Brian Mitchell, Health Educator