This is the time of year when it’s easy to get focused on the new year coming up.
We tend to take stock of the year: What were our goals this year? What did we accomplish? What are our goals for the coming year?
It’s a process I love and encourage you to try.
But today I want to talk about something else.
Something that we can lose sight of in the shuffle of all the holidays and all the reflecting we do this time of year.
There are still 33 days left of this year at the time I am writing this article. That’s just over 9% of the year that’s still left.
33 days is plenty of time to: improve a skill, complete a month long practice challenge, or prepare for an upcoming performance. There is still time to make real progress before the year is over and finding a fun way to keep momentum going is really important during this busy time of year.
It’s too early to throw in the towel and decide we’ve accomplished all that we’re going to this year.