At the beginning of 2013 I decided to set some goals for the year.  I knew it needed to be crafted in such a way that I stayed motived and was able to reach the goals.  To make a long post short, I themed each month.  January was tuned to the theme of discipline.

My wife and I had just gotten over being sick with the flu for almost three weeks in December so we were anxious to start strong.  Everything started out like gangbusters.  We hired a personal trainer, changed our diet and had really settled into a rhythm for about 9-10 days…

Then my body relapsed back into sickness only this time to be diagnosed with bronchitis.  We spent the rest of January being sick.  This was SUPER frustrating.

Here are a few quick thoughts on the “Discipline” month of January

  • Eating healthy was the hardest thing for me to adjust to
  • Being sick for 5 weeks of December and January made me very lethargic
  • The first chapter in “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” is alone worth the price of admission
  • It’s hard to lose weight when you don’t feel like doing anything but sleeping
  • I realized I love playing racquetball
  • Pushups are my least favorite thing to do

Did you do any better on your goals in January than I did?

Justin Trapp

Founder at Ministry Pass
Husband to Tisha, Father to Shiloh and founder of Ministry Pass.
Justin Trapp