I formally review mine at least annually, around the New Year, and revise them occasionally.
I do not always meet my standards, in fact I rarely hit them all on a given day. Sometimes, days or weeks at a time, I lose my focus and have to bring myself back to the list. As the great strength coach and amateur philosopher Dan John once said, “The goal is to keep the goal the goal.”
My daily standards are fairly general, not overly ambitious, and are more about process than outcome. They are oriented around the idea of consistent achievable goals that I can hit every day and therefore accumulate good things over years. Here they are, in no particular order:
- Physical training
- Two sessions training the dog
- 10,000 steps