As you look back on 2019, and evaluate your year in order 2019-12-30 NYE2020to set your resolution for 2020, consider a desired outcome you would like to achieve then turn your focus on the process to get you there.  In other words, be process-oriented in your goal setting for the new year rather than result-oriented.  The most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight/get fit.  That is a desired outcome, not a goal.  Make your resolution a process-oriented goal.  For example, get up 1 hour earlier every morning to start each day with exercise.

The philosophy of our football program at St Johnsbury Academy is “games are not won on weekends in the fall”.  Winning football games is a desired outcome.  The 10 wins we recorded this season are all the result of the work we did from January through August in athletic performance training as well as the work we do Monday through Friday during the entire season.

Everyone wants to be successful with their New Year’s resolution just like every coach wants to be successful on game day.  Focus on the path rather than the destination to achieve your goal for 2020.

Good luck and Happy New Year!

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