No need to panic

41FDD60E-FDCE-4405-912E-DC90AE9AC736It’s the second week of March and we’re already in the 3rd month of 2018. As time flies by, you may begin to ask yourself “what type of progress have I made since Jan 1st?” Maybe you’ve made a lot of progress and you’ve reached the goals you’ve created for yourself. But what if you didn’t? What if you only reached half of your goals? What if you’ve reached none of them? Does that make you less of an accomplished person, not at all.

Think of each year as a full NBA regulation game. From January to March, you’ve got your first quarter, from April to June, you have your second quarter, from July to September you have your third quarter, and from October to December, you have your fourth quarter. Right now “it’s only the first quarter, so don’t panic.”

As a player, there may be nights where it’s going to take you a while to put some points up on the board. Maybe the first quarter is not your time to score, and the moment to score is going to come in the second quarter. When April rolls around, you could find yourself beginning to reach your goals. If not, what about those timeouts that occur throughout the game? During this first quarter, you should use a timeout to analyze your situation.

If needed, go back to the drawing board and evaluate the goals you’ve set for yourself. Perhaps you may need to come up with new goals or make your goals more challenging. If the plays you had before are not helping you score, it’s time for some new plays. Create those new goals so that you can start racking up some points. Make this year the game of a lifetime. But in the meantime, don’t panic and remember that you’ve got 3 quarters left to win the game.

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