You Have Less Than 100 Days Left...

You Have Less Than 100 Days Left...

You have less than a hundred days until the end of the year.  Or maybe less, depending on when you are reading this.

Of course it’s all arbitrary.  The end of the year or the beginning of the next is just a day like any other.  But as the time passes and we see and set dates for our goals and dreams, we are reminded of the work we want to do and the world we wish to create for ourselves.

What are your goals for the next 100 days?

Did you accomplish your goals you set in the last 100 days?  Did you set any?  Or are you just busy all the time?

Is is not enough to be busy… The question is: what are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau

The influx of technology and our modern lifestyle have all but eliminated seasons or rhythms in our life.  Especially here in California, as we head into fall, it just feels like summer is getting started and as kids head back to school it can often feel like we just shift from one season of busy into another, almost indistinguishable from the last.

We struggle to keep up with work, bills and life in general as we do not carve out time to take care of ourselves or pause the busy, even if just for a moment, to not only appreciate the present but to think about the future we want to create for ourselves in the next season of our lives.

Lack of time is actually lack of priorities. Tim Ferriss 

So you have less than 100 days.  How does that make you feel?

Overwhelmed and already behind?  Or energized and excited to take on your next goal?

You get to choose.  The time will pass either way.

If you are in the overwhelmed camp, here is where you get to pause and take control.

Stop for just a moment.  What is it you want to accomplish in the next 100 days?  Get clear on this.  Don’t move back into busy until you’ve taken the time you need to identify this.  

Now write it down.  Keep it somewhere that you can see it often and as you move toward that goal, as options and choices come into your experience, ask yourself this question over and over.

Does this move me closer to my goal?

Your life is filled with decisions that can move you toward your goals and the life you want to create, or they can keep you stuck or moving away from it.  The first step is identifying the direction you want to be going and then you can identify and measure those decisions against that map.

Today can be day 1 for you if you want it to be.

Ben Cote
Director of Brand and Community

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