It’s the first weekend of Fall. The fourth quarter of 2022 is officially upon us. All that Summer represents is in our rearview mirror, and all that Fall represents is in full swing with pumpkin-flavored everything seemingly everywhere.
Halloween decorations are trying to hold their own against the premature introduction of Christmas decorations as retailers try to get a jumpstart on the holiday season. Nevertheless, pumpkins and candy-filled displays at the front of supermarkets along with costume store popups and Halloween party invitations remind us that Halloween is just a month away. Yet, holiday plans are starting to take shape.
On the business front, many entrepreneurs and business owners are making a full court press to close out the year on a high note. Some are hoping to salvage the year. But all have their eyes on the new year ahead, as well.
It’s very common at this time of year to reflect upon the goals and resolutions that were established at the beginning of the year. Questions are many.
Have goals been met to-date? Will there be enough time to achieve the goals before year’s end? How about those New Year resolutions? Were they just words with no plans and yet another year of not following through?
Further, will year-end bonuses be less than expected, if at all? How will either affect the next year?
Before year’s end, can more accounts be landed? Can more deals be closed? Can more projects be completed?
Can more pounds be lost? Can more miles be run? Can missed vacations be rescheduled?
Should plans be made to prepare for those potentially real possibilities with action be taken immediately to make things happen over the next few months — beginning right now, today?
There are many questions along the same lines and they can and all be answered with a resounding, YES!
Of course, YES! But only if this time of the year is considered to be a time for new beginnings, new possibilities, and new opportunities. And with that, new commitments and new focus. Or should I say, recommitments and refocus?
In any event, it’s time to make things happen and make things count. So, let’s get started with some inspiration and motivation with the following quotes:
“The best way to predict the future is to create it!”
“Always ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”
Can you do this? Of course, you can!
Have a great quarter. Make it happen. Make it count!