As May 1st rolls around, May Day is an ancient celebration. That’s all well and good, but is it more that case that your goals need a distress call..?
The May Day celebrations go so far back it’s hard to actually pin down the how when and why they started, but many cultures across the world have it as a time of celebration. I think that makes it a good time to celebrate what we have, to appreciate the abundance and opportunities we have all around us, mostly taken for granted.
Take a couple of seconds to think about all the things you can be grateful for, it’s a great way of putting things into perspective.
When it comes to your goals, if you are taking action and moving along a road of steps towards a defined goal, then that’s also reason for celebration. That puts you in control of your life, and it also puts you in the minority, because most people drift along buffeted by circumstance.
So, all could be well in your world, and that’s a good thing. There’s a lot of negativity around in today’s world, and sometimes the positive just gets lost in the noise.
If all is not well, however, maybe you need to send out a Mayday Mayday Mayday call…
Coined by a radio operator at Britain’s Croydon Airport back in 1923, the call went on to replace SOS as the internationally recognised distress call – mainly for craft in the air or on the sea, but it became so established that it’s often used in emergencies on land too.
Is your goal achievement in distress, do you need help on that front? It could be that the biggest help can be given by yourself!
We’re now a third of way through the year. 4 months have gone, 4 months you could have spent taking action towards the goals, or 4 months you could have spent doing nothing except wishing your goals would happen.
If the year hasn’t gone the way you planned it so far, then did you start it by setting goals? Not the wishy washy jokey New Year Resolutions, but genuine goals? Then once you defined the goals, did you work out the steps needed to make them happen? Then once you’d worked out the plan, did you take action on step number 1?
If not, then that’s why you are where you are now, with your goals no closer to happening than they were 4 months ago. Why not decide to answer your own distress call?
Make the decision that it’s time to do something about turning your goals into reality. Define them. Work out the plan. Take action on the first step.
It’s a choice. You can decide to carry on doing nothing, in which case, you’ll be sending out yet more mayday mayday mayday calls for your goal achievement in another 4 months, in another 6 months, in another year!
Or, you can decide to grasp the opportunity I mentioned earlier, to celebrate the chances you have that many around the world don’t have. You can use the well established formula for goal achievement and decide that by next May Day you’ll be able to look back on real progress.
It really is up to you – I know which one sounds better to me, how about you?
Do let me know what you think, I love the feedback!
‘Til Next Time,
Health & happiness,
P.S. I write more about the goal achievement formula in my book ‘Transform Your Life in 21 Days!’