This month is a special month … for many reasons. It is a month of love, with Valentine’s Day marking the half-way point. And, since my father died last week, I’ve received an amazing outpouring of love from family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers. It’s been awesome.
Ironically, interestingly or just by coincidence, my father’s birthday is in February … and so is my half birthday. In fact, when I was growing up, I used to get ViewMaster slides on my dad’s birthday for my half-birthday present.
But if he taught me nothing else, it was to always go for what I wanted. And that leads me to two observances that I think are especially relevant to you, the creative professional, this month.
The first observance is Expect Success Month. Created 10 years ago by motivational speaker Karla Brandau, this observance encourages us all to “expect success–then work like there is no other option.”
The second observance is Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month. This observance encourages us to start working toward our own greatness now, even if all we do is take baby steps or plant seeds.
You see, both these monthly observations dove tail quite well together. You expect success, then you plant the seeds for that success and then nurture that seed until you obtain success.