Not Finished Yet!

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Well it is officially June first!  We are half way through this year and this is the ideal time to stop and reflect about where you were when you started this year, and what things in your life you may need to reassess.  I am sure that most of us made resolutions, promises to ourselves or others or plans that we were going to carry through this year.  Many of us created vision boards, outlined our goals and we may have even gotten accountability partners.  My question to everyone is how successful have you been in you 2015 planning?

Whatever it was that you planned to do this year, whether it was to lose weight, de-clutter your house, make a career change, take a class, start dating, whatever the plan was, it may have been difficult to follow through.  For others, the year may have started off with a bang.  You may have been in the gym every day, you may have been eating right and you may have even gotten one of the closets in your house clean.  Then life happened.  You missed one day at the gym that turned in to two and then you worked late and stopped at the local fast food restaurant for a quick meal and all of your good planning and hard work was over.  But just know that it is never too late to start again.

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June is a great time to begin fresh.  It is the halfway point of the year and provides an opportunity to rest the clock and start fresh.  June allows us the opportunity to recalibrate our visions and goals for ourselves and make the rest of the year the best of the year.  While we cannot get the time back that was missed, we can begin fresh and start on a clean slate.  And what better benchmark that the half way point of the year.

So pull out those vision boards, and goal worksheets.  Find an accountability partner or hire a coach.  Make some revisions.  Make sure that your goals follow the SMART acronym S. Specific, M. Measurable, A. Attainable, R.  Realistic, T.  Timely.  Make sure that you do not take on more than you can realistically handle.  Ask for assistance when needed.  Make the extra time that may also be needed to be successful.  Most importantly be true and honest with yourself.

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Remember, just as quickly as we reached June you will blink twice and it will be December.  Pace yourself and make the best of what is left of this year.  Remember you cannot re live tomorrow but you can make the best of each day that comes.  I look forward to walking into our destinies together!

Moving Forward

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As we approach a new year, it becomes important to leave a lot of things in the past.  2014 was a year of highs and lows, setbacks and disappointments, but also happiness and success.  I was able to move past the biggest hurdle standing in between me and my doctoral degree, (except the tuition payments). I gain a great deal but I lost a little too.  2015 presents a time when the proverbial slate is clean and the opportunity to think and dream big and accomplish great things is present and accounted for.

I am late in creating my vision board, (it is coming soon), but I already know and have a great idea of what my goals are and what I am trying to accomplish.  As usual, I have a plate of things I wish to tackle but have decided to take small bites instead of trying to eat it all at once.  I am thankful to those around me who encourage me to reach my goals but to be present in the process as well.  (Thanks Babe).  I know that I already possess the tools and training necessary to be successful in all that I do, I just need to do it one thing at a time.

My plan is to also stop and smell the roses more.  So often the goal is to move from one spot to the next but the details of the journey are often hazy because it was a rush job moving from A to B.  I plan to be intentional about enjoying the journey.  I also plan to spend more time with those I love.  It can be quite comforting to remain in a cocoon where the world is shut out, but home will always be home.  I am looking forward to an incredible journey and an incredible year to come.

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