Summer is filled with vacations and extra activities. It’s also a time to relax and take it easy. Here in the southeastern United States our summers are hot, hazy and humid. The thick summer air zaps my energy and seems to slow down my thinking as well.
We took a wonderful vacation to the Atlantic coast in late July. I love the beach during the hot summer months. The temperature there is usually a few degrees cooler than at home. The ocean breeze is amazing and contributes to that cool sensation.
The cool crisp air will be here soon
I am writing this as we enter the fall season. It’s still quite warm where I live in East Tennessee. The sky has changed from the hazy blue gray of summer to the intense blue of fall.
I find the fall of the year to be energizing. I’ve often felt that September signaled the beginning of a new year. I have childhood memories of school starting in early September. I’m sure you do too. Remember the feeling of starting school with new clothes, shoes and a notebook?
Now that fall is here I’m ready to get back to work on my goals and projects. How about you? If you’re like me, you’ve stalled a bit or maybe a lot. Now is a good time to revisit those goals. Have you been able to cross some of them off?
The only goal that I’ve crossed off this year is my goal to take a vacation.
We still have three full months left this year to work on incomplete projects and goals.
Would you like to de-clutter and organize your home in time for the holiday season? There is time to do that.
Would you like to park your car in your garage this winter? Fall is a great time to get your garage organized. The weather is perfect. You can do this in a week-end or two.
Wouldn’t you love to have all your income tax documentation together in January? The early nightfall drives us inside during this season. Spend some time during the early evenings getting your papers and receipts organized.
Time for a review
Review your goals or set new ones if the old ones are no longer relevant.
- What strategies can you put in place to move yourself closer to the goal?
- What projects can you complete to help you get there?
- What will be your end result?
Write the answers down. Use a spiral notebook or use goal setting and project planning forms. Visualize them done. Think about how you will feel once you have accomplished the goal. Set a date for completion.
Break the goal down into action steps
Write it on your to-do list. Once that task is complete ask yourself that question again. “What is the next one thing that I can do to move forward?”
Write it down. Continue the process until you achieve your goal.
If you have not set goals – now is a great time to start. There are no rules that say goals must start in January or any specific time of the year. You can start any time.Begin today. Imagine the possibilities. Click To Tweet