Now, don’t get me wrong, I like Fall, and very much so. As a matter of fact, I’m enamored with Spring, Love Summer and find Fall endearing. Winter.... well, three out of four ain't bad.
The seasons have always held always been complementary with the stages of my life. Every Spring, I've look to new possibilities and new ideas. I spend my Summer months playing and living with throttles open to their fullest and with wanton disregard for any consequences. Finally, I use the Fall to reflect on my adventures and grow from any missteps I may have made during the previous two seasons. Winter is just the time I hibernate in books and wine, gathering back my energy for the coming Spring. This has been my cycle for the last decade and it served me very well.
However, all things change as time moves forward and I find myself beginning to reflect much sooner this year. A full half season sooner! I find myself reflecting on two main topics: Goals and Ambitions. More specifically, I've been doing my best to reconcile the two as the later, fueled by my optimistic side, is enormous and grows almost daily, while the former, being more grounded in realty, reigns its dance partner in. I've decided to stop talking about my ambitions and instead, only talk about my goals. What’s the difference? Ambitions are those thing I want to do, while goals are those things I am actively working to accomplish. My goals are the “means” to my ambition’s “ends.”
Therefore, for the time being, I have just one goal - To get myself back into another sailboat. In order to achieve that, I intent to work, focus, sacrifice and save. I've had many good runs and good times. I've had some good fortune and invested mountains of good karma over the years, so much so, I feel confident that with enough smart and hard work, a little luck and a sprinkling of support, I’ll meet my goal by the Fall of the coming year.
Thanks for reading see you all back here next week.