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Match your values to your goals as a New Year's resolution.

Go For Goals, Not New Year’s Resolutions

Welcome to 2016, and another opportunity to try your luck at a brand new set of New Year’s resolutions. If you’re anything like me, you have probably learned that a resolution list is about as successful as my NFL Football picks – I currently sit in last place in my 20-player pool.

So let’s change it up a bit. Instead of a list of resolutions, let’s do it like this:

1. DEVELOP 3-5 goals for 2016.
2. CATEGORIZE your goals.
3. Place VALUE on your goals.

This is how my goals are categorized and valued:

HEALTH: I will recover from hip surgery and improve my overall strength and flexibility and fitness. VALUE: I don’t have to go through a process like this again.

PROFESSIONAL: Capitol Rehab has several goals but a primary focus will be to develop a robust Kid Athletes Performance Program. VALUE: A comprehensive process for assessing, evaluating and treating young athletes is long overdue. We want to do our part to confront and prevent this youth athletic injury epidemic.

FAMILY: We plan to start a tradition of taking annual “life-changing” family vacations. VALUE: Our older child will be leaving for college in four years. We want to create “childhood memories” with her that will last a lifetime.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: I try to learn something new every year. My dream is to learn how to sail, but I might table that. My 11-year son has expressed a new-found interest in golf. I might spend our infrequent “free” weekends working on our golf games. VALUE: I get to spend a little more time with my little guy.

Those are four pretty decent goals for me. If you can accomplish goals in four different areas of your life, for instance in your health, professional, family and personal development, that would be a great year, wouldn’t it?

In the year to come, keep your eyes open for several exciting offers from Capitol Rehab. We’ve got lots of details about new opportunities coming up this year, and look forward to sharing them with you.

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