Nine weeks ago, I committed to a new year’s resolution to get in physical shape. I’ve made this resolution before, but this year, I’m compelled to make it happen so I spend a lot of time thinking about why I failed before and how I will be successful this time.
You probably can identify with my goal because no resolution is more prevalent than the desire to trim down and shape up. Also, if you’re like me, you probably have to balance a workload and schedule often at odds with your goal. I try to combine activities, such as walking while contemplating a vexing work issue.
While walking this past weekend, it occurred to me that my formula for getting and staying in shape is no different from PRP’s formula for expenses reduction and management. I drew a comparison between personal physical fitness and company fiscal fitness. For both, you have to look internal to identify the benefits of getting in shape as well as the barriers to achieving your goals.