INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"Let us then be up and doing
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
EVER NOTICE THE CHANGE?
You may have noticed that towards the end of summer your energy level begins to sag. Depending on the heat level in your area, your tendency to accomplish less may be obvious or even quite subtle. Nevertheless, when that first fresh breath of autumn passes through, drying up the humidity, you suddenly feel rejuvenated. Your energy returns, your objectives come back into focus, and you're back on track.
What a great time of year to formulate some positive autumn resolutions - to literally "turn over a new leaf." In a 1949 issue of "Good Housekeeping," an author notes that we make negative resolutions in January, i.e. "lose" weight, "quit" smoking, etc. - and we do it at a time when we are "worn out in spirit, body, and pocketbook, and have no real urge to do anything but rest."
So - why not use October's entrance into the new season as your excuse to formulate some new goals? Instead of concentrating on the negatives (as in January), take some time alone to work on the positives you want to invite into your life. It can include everything from simple joys of time with family and loved ones to a complex plan to pump up the production level of your business.
Best of all, you won't be distracted by blaring horns, confetti, or a Champagne hangover. In fact, there's no need to share your revitalized outlook with anyone. Work quietly, think outside the box, and plant some new seeds for future growth. Happy "New Year!"