Autumn Sneaked In

Since it was 94 degrees F. yesterday, it's hard to believe that yesterday was also the autumnal equinox -- that's the first day of fall to most of us.

Scriptwriter Mitchell Burgess, the man responsible for The Sopranos, Blue Bloods, and Northern Exposure, just to name a few, wrote: "If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year, and it's time to reflect on what's come before."

I like that. Even here in Texas where summer still reigns, despite the autumnal equinox, it's a good time to reflect on what we've accomplished this year -- and maybe on what we failed to accomplish.

The leaves are probably starting to change color in your part of the world. They'll be falling soon. Before Mother Earth closes the drapes on another year, take time to figure out if you're where you want to be. If not, take action. You still have 4 months left.

This is the perfect time to review that list of goals you made out 9 months ago. If you haven't achieved your primary goals, can you regroup and go at it again, giving it your all this last quarter of the year?

Takeaway Truth

As long as you breathe, it's never too late to go after what you want.