This summer has been a whirl wind of activity and super busy. With the grandchildren out of school, vacations, and life in general, it has been very difficult to concentrate. I have had a dozen ideas swirling around in my head and no time to act on them. This is probably a good thing. As things begin to calm down I realized that I can’t do them all. So, now is the time for some serious reflection.
September 1st is the day for new beginnings. I plan to sit alone, with no interruptions (i.e. no phone, no computer, etc.) and do some serious planning. I will first decide exactly, in great detail, what I want to accomplish. From there I will write out very detailed steps I need to follow to reach my end goal. I will have a detailed schedule of when each step will be done and how.
Some people don’t need all of the detail and scheduling I will write out, but, it helps me to stay focused. Without the strict schedule and detail, I would more than likely get other new ideas and abandon my quest. I would be off on another adventure that will not help my end goal. I have a new journal for recording those ideas so that I can look at them at another time.
Having too many ideas will only be confusing, and misdirect my actions. I will focus on the one path I want to take and then can easily direct my actions down that path without getting side tracked or taking a wrong turn. By honing in on one end result, I can allocate my time, energy and resources in a more efficient manner.
I chose September 1st because of the symbol of newness. A new school year has started and this makes a more practical New Year then January 1st. I will also have a long, holiday weekend to reflect and critique my plans, so that come Tuesday morning, I’m totally ready to act.
So, a big Happy New Year to you! May you find your new direction and start you newest venture!