I don't know about you, but something deep down inside me believes with a change of seasons comes a change in all of us; clearly this is a selfish belief and not universal.
Depending on where you live in this world, the change of seasons can be dramatic or just another day on the calendar. Here in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic we're fortunate to see everything from sun and snow to sweaters and shorts. With these shifts in climate comes an opportunity for us to begin anew just in case we get tired of what *was* and put the work into evolving into our visions.
I don't know about you, but my New Year starts with September. Maybe because I've lived 'down the Shore my entire life and the crowds dramatically shifted after Labor Day Weekend. Maybe it's because I started my professional career as a middle school teacher in Philadelphia and loved my summers as a lifeguard on the North Wildwood Beach Patrol, or maybe because 90% of the DelMoSports event season is over after IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City and we can "See the Light" prepping for the Crest Best Run Fest. But, to be truthful, maybe because it's REALLY hard for me to focus for twelve months, and therefore I need to create shorter goals and milestones which have lights built in to the end of the tunnel.
Here's what I do know:
- Since turning 40 a few years back now, things have not gone exactly according to plan, therefore I'm forced to adjust and modify with what the Gods have thrown my way. No worries. I've got this.
- I'm 16 years into this business and I screw up all the time. The change of seasons give me multiple opportunities to check in with my progress (or lack of forward momentum) and RESET.
- If I produce the same event from one year to the next, I've failed in a bad way. It is my duty as a producer and the caretaker of these events to continuously push the envelope to get better. Now, here's the rub: sometimes we change the wrong things and mess up... that's ok, we're trying - you/I can see the effort and it's the thought that counts.
- You're thanking the wrong person. I see posts and get testimonials from athletes all the time. NEWSFLASH: I am one man, DelMoSports is an entire team and THEY make me look good. I cannot do what I do without the support of an incredible team who loves what they do; from Kristy and Rachel to Dan the Trash Man, each one is VITAL and deserve kudos.
- If/when I mess up, I'm one season/race away from redemption.
- Lastly, I'm deathly afraid of being the same person I was a year ago. If I have not pushed myself, challenged my own limits, or learned how to get better, then I have done nothing.
If you can improve just a little bit with each season, you can totally transform your mind, body, soul, or business in a very short time... but only if you resolve to evolve.
Begin today, delmo