My friend and milliner extraordinaire, Gena Conti, sent me the following quote in response to my recent blog posts about setting goals.
A goal is a dream with a deadline. Napoleon Hill
The second quote arrived in a marketing email, of all things!
I have been impressed by the urgency of doing.
Knowing is not enough; we much apply.
Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Leonardo Da Vinci
As I write this, we are fast approaching Labor Day in the United States. Labor Day is traditionally a time for a new school year, complete with new notebooks, new pencils and a new plan for the year.
Perhaps it is for this reason that I have always considered Labor Day to be the true beginning of a new year, rather than the traditional date of January 1.
As the summer comes to its usual speedy end, this becomes a time for assessing what we wish to accomplish during the coming year.
We once again face the fact that it is much easier to set goals than to achieve them. Perhaps that is why the two quotes that showed up in my life this week resonate so strongly for me.
If a goal is a dream with a deadline, then a deadline without any action to achieve it remains a dream.
May you be inspired to take the necessary actions that will allow you to make your dreams come true. And if I can assist you along that path, it will be my honor to do so.
Also published on Medium.