We are officially on the first day of the second half of 2016! (I'm going to celebrate with fireworks on Monday night.) How has your first half of the year been going? Have you checked your progress so far, and figured out what you need to do over the next six months to finish strong?
Things come up for everyone and life rarely goes according to plan. My June certainly didn't! It was off to a great start, with my first real family vacation since 2008. It unraveled at a rather amazing pace, however, when I had emergency surgery while in Mexico, followed by a second surgery once I got home. Sprinkle that with work obligations, home obligations, family and clients to deal with, happy anniversaries and heartbreaking anniversaries, computer issues, and the fogginess that accompanies strong medications, and you have a recipe for disaster. The cherry on the top was when Apple told me last night that my iPhone couldn't be repaired and I would have to buy a new one. There were moments when that short 30 day period called "June" felt like a lifetime.
But today, I get to start the second half of 2016! I am over the top excited about it. As I reflect on June, it was an amazing month and I am incredibly blessed. My medical emergency occurred at the end of my vacation, five minutes from an outstanding private hospital. It could have happened on the first day. I could have been on a six-hour flight home or two hours outside the city (which was the original plan that day). Once home, my doctor's office went to battle for me, and got me in with the specialist I wanted to see, even though he was already double booked for two weeks. I do not have a life threatening illness and all is well. It could have been far worse. People who care surrounded me: they stepped in to do whatever they could to help facilitate my speedy recovery. I have medical insurance and I have the ability to take care of my co-pay. I have a wonderful housekeeper, whose scheduled times to clean coincided absolutely perfectly with my "revised" schedule. I walked out of the Apple store last night and straight over to a little kiosk with a sign saying, "Cell Phone Repair." They fixed my phone in 15 minutes, for $40. Life is good!
As Tony Robbins always says, "What's wrong is always available. So is what's right."
Have you done a mid year assessment yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Take a few minutes now to reflect on the first six months and make adjustments to your goals for the remainder of the year. Grab your journal and consider the following questions:
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