Every year when this date arrives, it gently reminds me.
“Hey there, how’s it going? Just wanted to point out that we’re halfway through the year now. Are you on course to meet the goals you set for yourself this year?”
But it also leers at me. Taunts me.
“Girl, what are you doing? Half the year has passed. You barely made a dent in your long list of things to do! Chop, chop, get going, MOVE, woman!”
Stepping back and checking the status of where you are at the midpoint of the year is not always fun. If you’re anything like me, the first thing you feel is panic. Your gut might be saying, “Screw it. You’re never gonna get to all the things you wanted to do this year.”
But if you are anything like me, you’ll tell yourself it’s not too late.
You’ll look back and feel pride in the podcast that you finally launched with your friend. The podcast might not be where it needs to be in sound quality or listenership but it’s out there.
You’ll think about the young adult novel that’s just about ready for Amazon self-publishing if you could just find a minute to figure out the cover artwork. You’ll tell yourself that you need to find that minute quick.
You’ll feel good about finally figuring out the best system to organize all of your thoughts, ideas and list of things to do. You’ll feel even better about this system working.
You’ll be satisfied about putting a stake in the ground about what your most important life pillars are and that this helps you determine the activities you participate in. If it applies to one of your pillars, it’s a yes. If it doesn’t, politely say no.
You’ll feel trepidation because there’s so much left to do. You might have checked off a number of things on your list but for every item you checked off you might have added two more.
You’ll feel all of these things on the morning of July 1st. Then you’re going to take a deep breath. You’re going to get on your feet and tackle your 2018 goals one step at a time.
You’re going to remember that even if you don’t meet all them by the time the new year rolls by, you at least took a few steps in the direction of your goals and dreams.
And this means that you’re further along than you were on the morning of July 1st.
So don’t fret. And don’t stress. There’s still 6 more months remaining in 2018.
Plenty of time.