As September rolls around each year, we know what that means – the Christmas stuff appears in the shops, so we can forget about summer, and forget about our goals for the year – right..?
Er, no, not right! Wrong!
I took these pictures at the seaside, enjoying a stroll as the sun set. There is a sandbank there, meaning you can walk right out from the beach, with the sea on either side. As you can see on this day, the sea was calm, still in fact, with only the merest lapping of the waves.
I could hear the seagulls, I could hear kids playing, and the air smelled like, well, summer. That was what struck me as I soaked up a simply glorious couple of hours, and it really made me focus on the point of giving up on our goals.
There are many ready made excuses for not seeing our goals through, or not even starting them, and this time of year provides a cracking one – that there’s no time left now this year, I’ll start next year.
What!? There are still 4 months left in the year! Still a whole third of the year left!
The Christmas stuff appears in the shops for commercial competition reasons, it does not appear because the year is over.
If you’ve been procrastinating, and haven’t started your goal, or maybe aren’t as far along as you’d hoped, why not use this September marking post as a *starting* post rather than an end post.
Whether you do that or not, is something that is vital when it comes to goal achievement, and that’s a choice. Your choice.
You can choose to decide that the year is on wind down, that there’s no time, that summer is over and winter is here. Or you can choose to decide that there is plenty of time, the date is only an issue if you make it an issue, and that you can get lots done towards your goal in the 4 months you have left.
I’ll say it again, it’s a choice, and the choice is yours. Not anyone else’s. Letting yourself be influenced by others is another choice that is your to make.
Look to your goal, Look at where you are now, Work out the steps between the two, and that process will lead you to the next step you need to take. Guess what you do then..?
Yep – you take it.
Believe me, taking that step can lead you to marvellous places, some great adventures. I know, because I’ve done it. Yes it can be scary, and I know that from personal experience too, but the pleasures it can bring you can be amazing.
The simple September seaside sunset I enjoyed was amazing, I wish I could have captured it in a bottle (of course part of the joy of it is that you *can’t* capture it!), but it inspired me to make the most of the remaining four months of the year – what action will *you* be inspired to take?
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‘Til Next Time,
Health & happiness,
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