Painting by Belynda Wilson Thomas

A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. Unknown

September seems to me to be the time to set new goals. Is September more the time for new starts than January? I wonder if people who start new things in September when school is starting, summer is over, and harvest is coming are more successful at sticking to those changes. I’m beginning to think of what spring bulbs to plant because we have our son’s wedding next spring. We can’t expect a lovely spring garden in the spring if we don’t plan and plant it in the fall. We can’t harvest in the fall if we don’t plant in the spring.

There is no reaping without planting and planning what to plant is part of the process. Life is a garden our thoughts are the seeds we can reap flowers or we can reap weeds. Where that quote originated is unknown to me. Is it true just by thinking different thoughts and looking at things in different ways we can change our life? By teaching our children to think different thoughts we can change the trajectory of their life?

If we have more control of our lives than we think we do, what would exercising that control look like? The flowers under the crabapple tree will be there only if I plant them. There are years I thought about planting bulbs and never got around to buying them, and years I bought them and never got around to planting them. Nothing happens if we don’t actually take action. We must implement our plans to create something. If we have no follow-through all the plans in the world will come to naught.

Without visions and written goals, what direction are we going to head? Lailah Gifty Akita

I planned on going for a walk this weekend. I haven’t done it yet. It’s a long weekend so I have an extra day to make it happen.

Setting goals and following through is how we make things happen in our life. With no plans, no goals, or no follow-through nothing happens. If it is true failing to plan is planning to fail. Why have I been so hesitant to make plans in my life to accomplish the things I want to accomplish?

When is that trip to Europe happening my kids ask? It is still in the land of someday, but I am running out of somedays. I need to start making goals and implementing them if things are going to happen.

Write down your goals, make plans to achieve them, and work on your plans every single day. Brian Tracy

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

If you are serious about your goals and you truly desire to achieve your dreams, you must write them down. John Patrick Hickey

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