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We just finished watching the first total eclipse of the sun since 1979. It got dark, it got cool, and it looked fascinating through the eclipse glasses. Which got me thinking, an eclipse is a blockage. It doesn’t let the sun come through to the earth.

Isn’t that what happens to most of us when we set goals? We have desires for great things, we make those goals SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, reality-based and time-bound), and we fashion action plans to achieve them. Excellent!

And then life happens. People who don’t know and don’t care about our goals push their own agendas on us. We get busy working on the things that others say are important, but to us, they are merely urgent. Our goals become eclipsed, and much of the time are not achieved.

Let’s not let that happen! Let’s keep our eyes on what is important to us, and make sure that we spend our time and effort on those activities. Don’t let your future get dark.

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