How to make your fall better than ever

Today is the day–the day when most of us realize that summer is truly over.

Fall is here, and with it comes the first days of school, the launching of fall programs, the establishment of new routines and the resumption of regular rhythms.

What do I want this fall to be about?

Can I suggest one thing to you? Sit down sometime this week and ask yourself: What do I want this fall to be about?  How you answer this question will orient your life, helping you make critical decisions about your schedule. Whether your goal is to be more present to your kids, eat healthy or grow in your understanding of God, make a concrete plan to incorporate that goal into your weekly calendar. And do it this week. 

Why? Because I’ve found that what gets into your schedule over these next couple weeks defines your life for the next four months. If you will take a few minutes and decide on a few priorities, the net effect is tremendous. But if you wait until October to decide you want to join a small group, start a new exercise program or have a regular movie night with your family, you might find that the time has already been taken away by other commitments. As Stephen Covey reminds us, “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” 

So, what do you want this fall to be about? Where do you want to grow? How do you want to live differently? What small schedule change now would lead to helpful differences in your family life, health and spiritual growth? You decide.

Fall is here. Let’s make it count!

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

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