Even though it may not feel like it here in Florida, summer is pretty much over. It is more than just kids returning to school; it is about a mental shift I see happening every year around this time.
In the summer, the average person tends to be distracted. We intend to be productive but distractions abound. Labor Day is our wake-up call. Whatever our goals were at the beginning of the year now is the time to make them happen.
I once had a person explain to me that it goes back to our hunter and gatherer days where we feel urgency to prepare for winter. Not sure if that applies here in Florida but whatever the reason, this is when people are naturally inclined to make things happen.
As you celebrate Labor Day and realize that 2013 is rapidly departing, I would advise you to review the goals you set at the beginning of the year and measure your success in achieving those goals. If you are behind (most of us are), then make a list of the items you can accomplish over the next 120 days and post them on the wall.
Remember - There are people who make things happen, others watch things happen and some wonder what happened. If you are reading this newsletter, it is because you intend to be the kind of person who makes things happen. Now is the time to prove it. Make the rest of 2013 as productive as possible.
Have a great September.