Today is the 1st of July 2019. What a powerful day for planning and checking in with progress to date.
Not only is it Monday, it is also the first of the month, which happens to be a new quarter and the start of the second half of the year.
The final 6 months until 2020, bringing a whole new year and a new decade!
But... it is also less than 24 hours until the New Moon, with all the new beginnings and intention setting. And.... the start of the second eclipse session of 2019!
Whether you follow the lunar cycles, or cosmic events, there is certainly enough going on to make this one incredible month.
As I talk about in The Success Formula, planning, progress monitoring and keeping moving forward in the direction of goals, is essential to your wellbeing and success.
Now is the perfect time to stop and take stock, reflect on what worked and what didn't, pause and consider what is needed next. What do you need more of and what do you need to stop doing?
Everything in life is cyclical - the seasons, the lunar cycles, day and night, our businesses and ourselves.
Where are you personally?
Starting something new? A new adventure - a new job, new career, new business, a holiday? Or perhaps a new life phase - leaving education, marriage, new baby, 'kids' leaving home, divorce, or bereavement.
Going through a growth phase? Perhaps a buzzing social life, a promotion at work, new opportunities coming your way, but everything feels fabulous and fun - just as you like it!
In the middle of a settled period? Steady job, career, relationship, etc. Calm and able to make tweaks to improve things without rocking the boat. The improvements and refinement stage where things feel 'under control'.
A bit bored? Is this it?? Perhaps things have just got a bit stagnant and could do with a gentle shake up, or just a slight review and amendment.
Today, this week and this month are a perfect time for a real pause, reflect and consider. Where are you now and where do you want to be in 6-months time? In 3-years time?
Do you know? Too often we drift through life and then the wonderful Universe dishes out a 'big, fat, wake-up call'.
I sure know about these... I've had more than a few in my lifetime. These life lesson are tough but wow we have the opportunity to emerge into something incredible - much like a butterfly emerges from the chrysalis. When the caterpillar is growing and munching our vegetable leaves it can't begin to imagine that it could ever fly - why would it? It isn't vaguely on the radar of life as it knows life.
So it goes into the process of forming a chrysalis none the wiser. When it emerges, the opportunities and everything it is capable of are completely different. A new cycle of discovery begins - new food, new places, new desires (for a mate..).
This is life! It is amazing. It is real. It changes.. a lot!
Are you planning your changes or just surviving them. Things happen to each and every one of us. How we act and chose to react determines our journey through life.
We are human. We have a brain that tries to protect us, and sometimes really gets in the way... We need to be mindful of our thoughts, our decisions, our reactions and our actions. We are actually in control of our lives.
Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below as I would love to hear from you!
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