Fall has arrived. The days are getting shorter and grayer. As I look out my office window at the trees in the woods across the street, I see the glorious colors of fall emerging. Although I miss the lazy, warm days of summer, I love the change of the seasons. This is a busy time of year! School is back in session. Major holidays are coming up. There will be parties and traveling and family gatherings.
It is also the time to pause for a moment and reflect on where you are and what you have accomplished so far this year. As the leaves change, what are the changes you would like to see in yourself, in your results? Are things the way you want them to be? Have you achieved the goals you set for yourself earlier this year? It is not too late to finish the strong. Now is the time to make sure you have your game plan in place to stay on track during this hectic time of year.
Commit to yourself and to your goals. Do not let this time of year be an excuse to lose your momentum. I don't know where this quote came from, but I love it: "If you're tired of starting over, quit giving up." There will always be something to interrupt your progress, if you choose to let it.
Get out your calendar NOW and block out time each week to review your progress toward your goals for this last quarter, and make sure you are taking the action steps necessary each week to achieve them. Take care of yourself. Eat right, get rest, exercise.
Schedule your coaching calls. This is time for you. Remember what you wanted when you made that commitment to yourself and follow through.
Set up your VIP Vision Day to plan your 2016, preferably before Thanksgiving. Then, when the holidays arrive, you can truly enjoy them. And you will start the new year with you plan in place and the knowledge that you CAN make your dreams come true.
Board certified executive coach, mentor and life strategist.
"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
--Norman Vincent Peale