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That's why each year when pages on calendar become fewer, and it's time to get a new one, we begin to think ahead of what we can accomplish.
When we get that new calendar, WE have chance of filling in empty spaces with our own plans, our own things to do, our own moments to live for. You know, it's funny. We look back at our lives and wonder just where all time went. Yet, we look forward to something and feel it is just so far away, and wonder if it will ever get here. Well Virginia, yes, it will get here.
It's like story of two friends talking. One saying that he would like to change his whole career and become a teacher. But says it will take 4 whole years of classes and studying and tests and grades before he finishes, and he'll be four years older by time he is done. His friend asks him just one simple question. "How much older will you be in 4 years if you don't go back to school to gain that piece of paper that says you can teach?
Time will go by no matter if we like it or not. So this time of year, somewhat of a pre-amble to New Years resolutions, is our chance to adjust our game plan. Our chance to peek back to see where we have come and how far we are willing to go. It is our chance to get out next year's calendar and fill in blanks so we can have a "better-than-the-year-before" experience.
David Stoddard is a writer, commentator and motivational speaker. His electronic newsletter (Que Sera Sera) is dedicated to giving it's readers a gentle kick in the pants toward their dreams. Subscribe by visiting the web at http://www.dstoddard.net or by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.