Our ‘Brexit’ vote made me think of a Monty Python sketch in ‘The Life of Brian’ when they repeatedly ask, “but what did the Romans ever do for us?”………”APART from the roads, sanitation, education, social order, peace…….” In the same way, what the EU did and didn’t do for us will probably be the butt of future comedy sketches too. So we’re going to be out of Europe, the governing political party is in disarray, as is the opposition, we were booted out of the European Football competition, the Summer hasn’t quite got started on the weather front………the list goes on. Is this the end of the world as we know it, and should we next expect the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? No, surely not, but it’s certainly a time of recalibration.
Recalibration is also a good word to describe what I do in the middle of a year when I review my goal achievement. 6 months have elapsed, and I like to check progress, and make adjustments if necessary. For me, recalibration means an objective reflection based on what action has been taken, and how effective it’s been. Although I check and monitor my progress on an ongoing basis, the mid-year recalibration brings a clarity which paves the way for the rest of the year, and I apply the same thinking to both my business and personal fitness goals for the year.
A recalibration doesn’t have to be scary, or time consuming – it’s like anything else, if done reasonably regularly then it’s not onerous, and it’s easy to see that the benefits outweigh the time taken to do it.
The ‘Brexit’ recalibration will take time, may well be onerous and will largely be out of our control, so we should focus on what we can control in our lives. It’s worth taking the time now to review your fitness goals for the rest of the year, to make adjustments, keep focusing on what’s ahead, keep positive and, importantly, to celebrate what you’ve already achieved this year.