It's about that time now, to be completely honest it's been about that time for about a month in my book.
Whenever the worst of the August heat hits I am usually the first to stand up and yell "I DECLARE FALL!"
It is my favorite time of year hands down, everything from the new fashion that comes out with cozy cable knit sweaters and flannel shirts to pumpkin spice lattes and crisp evenings by a lit fireplace. I loooove it!
But I think one of the best things about it is the quasi new year feeling. I mean it's not new years eve but to me it feels like even more of a fresh start.
After summer break or vacation we gear up for so many new things whether it's a new job, new studies and
projects or personal goals summer is a time of dreaming of the future and fall is when we put those plans into action! Some dreams are just dreams but the ones we single out need to shift from passive dreaming into progressive plans if we ever want them to be realized. So in this it is important that we make that transition and say you know what I am going somewhere with this and this is how I'm going to do it.
Something I use on a regular basis is SMART Goals when I plan what direction I want to move to get to where I want to go. Statistics show us that those who map out and make a plan are much more likely to get to where they want to go rather than if it's all just wishful thinking and "I really want this to happen"
Bottom line is it's not gonna happen unless you make it happen and work in a direction that will take you there. Our choices and actions will do one of two things. Either it will bring you closer to your goal or it won't. Being aware of this helps when we have a clear vision of what it is we want to achieve, and SMART goals help us map things out so we don't get lost or distracted on our way there.