Growing up there was a woman in my life who was first a friend of my grandmother’s, later the mother of my friend, even later my boss, and now my friend. She believed strongly in March 4, the day when we March forth into a new season and new and exciting things. Today is her day.
As I’ve stated, and will continue to state, 2016 is my year of change. I started this year with a big goal list and a determination to make this a powerful and strong year for me and for BookEnds. The problem with beginning of the year goals, is the excitement and enthusiasm with which you made them slowly seeps away as the year goes on and you get caught up in the nitty-gritty of daily life.
Suddenly some of those goals start to feel like a weight around your shoulders, as you become more discouraged that maybe they can’t be done. Keep in mind though, goals for 2016 are written with 365 days in mind (366 this year). One of my most difficult goals in 2015 wasn’t achieved until December 12. Was my achievement lessened because it was completed only three weeks before year’s end? Not at all. In fact, I think if we achieved all of our goals by February we didn’t make challenging enough goals.
So as I March 4th today I will spend a little time reviewing my goals and renewing my excitement for what they mean to me and how it will feel when I achieve them. I’ll also remind myself of the steps I’ve already taken toward completing them.