Sunday, September 23, 2012

An old dried up lemon...

Remember those goals you wrote down at the beginning of the year? How are you doing with them?

It's a good time pull out that list and have a little self inventory? Even if you don't have a physical list, I'm sure there were some things you thought about in January. Things you wanted to complete by the end of the year.

Well, it's almost October! I'd say it's crunch time. Time to kick it into high gear!  You may not get everything completed but don't just forget about your goals/dreams/aspirations and leave them on a shelf to die.

Let me give you an example. 

Here we have a fresh lemon.  This lemon represents your goals/dreams/aspirations. Things you said you wanted to do, start or finish. They were fresh ideas! In your mind they were bright & full of life.
Here we have an old dried up lemon. This represents those goals/dreams/aspirations that you put up on the shelf and forgot about!
Don't let your dreams die! Don't just put them up on a shelf or stuff them in a drawer and forget about them. Life is short and now is the time to do it.

I'm really passionate about people going after and accomplishing dreams/goals/aspirations. But so, so, soooo many people just keep saying--tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow I will start.

No, start it now! Don't look back over your life and say should've, would've, could've.  It's doesn't have to be anything major in someone else's eyes, maybe something that is important only to you. It can even be a personal goal that only you know about. 

Maybe it's finishing that book of poetry you started years ago. Or, you've always said you've lived an interesting life and you should write about it. (Your kids/grand-kids/great-grand-kids would love to have this priceless heirloom from you.)  Thought of a screenplay, stageplay or cookbook. Saw something today while out and about and thought about a process to make it simpler. 

Well, today is your day!  Kick Procrastination & Fear out of your house!

Grab that pen & paper or turn on that computer and get busy. Whether you write something, research a new idea or re-write that to-do list.

You're doing SOMETHING!!!

The first step is the hardest, but it is a step. Just do it and don't share it with anyone...cause as soon as you say out of your mouth what you want to do. Someone will tell you why you can't or shouldn't do it.

Make it happen!! I am cheering you on!!  :)



  1. Thank you, Beth. I can't remember what goals I set in January. Sad, I know. But I tend to set goals throughout the year, and just do what I can do. Excellent post. :)

  2. Your post reminded me of a favborite song by Roger Whittaker. The song is "New World In The Morning". You can listen to it here: and the line is "I met a man who had a dream he'd had since he was 20.
    I met that man when he was 81.

    He said too many folks just stand and wait until the morning-
    Don't they know tomorrow never comes."