What is Saint Patrick's Day? What does it mean? Where did it begin?
“Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick
(Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"),
is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March,
the traditional death date of Saint Patrick ( c. AD 385–461),
the foremost patron saint of Ireland.” - Wikipedia
March is also the third month of the year. It's means that one-fourth (one quarter) of the year has already passed. Gone. So, what did you do for the first quarter 2018? What accomplishments did you make during the first quarter of 2018? Are you making progress on your goals for 2018? Are you living your life to the fullest? Most importantly, are you happy?
It's easy to make goals on January 1 and then forget them by March 1. Ask yourself this question – will you be happy if you never accomplish those goals? If not, then you need to get serious about them and get them done. Don't carry them over until the next year, then the next year, and so on. Get them done and then set new goals.
There are goals I have made in the past that I either didn't get to work on or worked on but couldn't complete in the time allotted. So I carried them over into the next year. I just didn't have time to finish them. For example, losing weight. I lost a lot of weight in 2016, but I needed to lose more so I carried that goal over into 2017 and continued to work on it. Don't give up on a goal even if you don't get it completed in 2018, but work on it. Don't just let it sit there without any action at all.
Sometimes when we take a small action on a goal it does something to us. Sometimes it motivates us to do more. Sometimes it sparks us to tweak it and accomplish more. Sometimes we realize that the goal is too lofty and we are most likely never going to accomplish it. However, if we have made these goals using the SMART process that I wrote about in January 2017 and 2016, then success is almost guaranteed.
March is the month of luck and green...If you haven't started working on your 2018 goals what better time to start than in the month of lucky four leaf clovers? Get your 2018 goals out and review them, evaluate where you are with them, take action – any action, no matter how small,
just take action!
Have you started working on your 2018 goals? Have you accomplished any of them? Did you use the SMART method for goal setting? Are you happy?