I'm glad this post has inspired a few of you to take action - to join me, to challenge me, to encourage me and others.
It seemed strange to respond to an individual post when there were 4 posts with my name tagged, so it makes sense to start a fresh post.
@keni - I'd love to hear more about your planning and reviewing. Are there any specific posts of yours that you would recommend?
@jasonleow - I'm sure the "Awesome August" and "Flawless February" could be applied to each month, even better if the name aligns with your goals!
@haideralmosawi - Thanks for the response. Your thoughts were very interesting for me, particularly #1, "Set yourself up for success". I often feel like I attempt too much and many people have mentioned this to me in the past. Alternatively, sometimes I've not done enough and I've missed out on that potential.
Just recently, I was running 25 miles per month. It was an easily achievable goal. I wasn't challenging myself. I would take days off that I shouldn't have taken. Somebody challenged me to take that to 50 miles. Maybe these are the small successes building up that you are talking about, but sometimes you need a challenge to inspire great action.
Thought #2 "Why did previous attempts fail?" - I don't particularly think I've "failed" recently. Sure, I'm not achieved all of my goals, but I think - as you say - they have not been my priorities. I think that's the reason and that's okay, but that's always why I'm recalibrating.
@brianball - I'm not bitter than you spelt my name wrong (winces in pain). I started writing my reply to you, but it's become huge... I'll reply in a separate post.