Every year after Christmas, I’m always optimistic about each new year that I’m blessed to see. It’s truly a time where I look back and re-evaluate my life and the choices that I’ve made. Even though it’s easy to dwell on the “I shoulda, coulda, or woulda,” I try not to forget about all the great things I was able to accomplish, even the tiny things.

With every accomplishment, understand that a measure of effort, focus, and determination was required to achieve it.

If you just acknowledge the small gains, you can build the confidence needed to tackle and fulfill your bigger endeavors. Think about it.

A few years ago, I felt like I wasn’t taking care of my body the way I should have been. I was getting out of hand with the excessive fast food, ice cream, and alcohol. I decided I wanted to lose weight and get healthier. As I geared up for the beginning of the new year, I bought gym clothes, a fresh pair of New Balance, iPhone arm case, and most importantly a membership at Gold’s Gym. I was ready to get this weight off and get cut up. I looked forward to the summertime when I would be quick to sit poolside with my shirt off just to stunt. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it.

Possessing good intentions didn’t equate to me shedding the pounds I wanted. Being equipped with all the tools needed didn’t get me to the gym. A new calendar year didn’t bring in the effort required to create the result I wanted. Isn’t that usually how it goes every new year? We say we want to:


By the end of January, we have forgotten about our goals and completely fallen off.

Everyone wants to be successful, but it truly takes effort, willpower and what about focus? Without having a made up mind, you will end up continuing the cycle of procrastination and spinning your wheels which will land you in the same place it got me.


Why don’t we do something different this year? Instead of worrying about accomplishing the objectives at hand, let’s concentrate on the basics to which the actual success hinges to achieve the success we desire in our personal life.

How about being more consistent in your actions, more disciplined in the choices you make, and putting forth more energy into the things you actually want to accomplish?

The truth is, you are responsible for your life. It’s no one else’s fault where you are or where you are about to go. Own your shit! Take control of your goals and meet them head on.

Are you ready?

Begin 2017 by setting SMART goals!


Following this simple process will produce wonders if you allow it to. You have to fight for the things you want in life. They won’t just arrive on the steps of your front door. Are you ready to work for what you want?!


Don’t know if you are being realistic? Not sure you can accomplish something in the time span you desire, let’s talk about it!

I’m always interested in connecting with you, so please feel free to leave a comment below or email me at Darion@CommonTruce.com.

One thought on “#2017Goals

  1. Ziska Love

    Im in love with the commonsense in commontruce ….consistency in your everyday lives brings success not only in present wants but future desires ….

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