Think September, think fall, think back to school, think back to work, think back to serious business, think new season resolutions… (yeah! They actually do exist). The busy whirlwind that comes with fall is not quite easy to shake off. September comes with end of summer and beginning of fall hanging all over its neck. In no time, leaves start changing colours and shedding, the average temperature begins to drop as well. For some reasons, many people spend this month of the year lamenting the end of the previous seasons and preparing for the end of the year. September feels like the ultimate busy back-to-school month until you graduate and the academic life is in hindsight yet, it still carries the same vibe even at work. But instead of viewing September as the Grinch who stole summer, try approaching it the way you approach January: with a blank slate, an open heart, and a list of resolutions – that got my thinking juices flowing. During periods like these, people are likely to reminisce, re-evaluate, set new goals, objectives and benchmarks in a bid to finish the year strong. It’s a great thing and a transition that feels like a new beginning, like January all over again, only without the festivities. I have noticed that humanity is designed to start over again (given a second chance at everything). We start new days, weeks, months, years, etc…meaning we get a chance to sort things out every time. This is how I know that we are not meant to fight the urge to start over again because it’s an inherent human nature. So, just as you evolve and transition in style and clothing, this September you could exploit this tendency if you lost focus and momentum on a goal you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. The year 2016 is still here, make the ending count. Take September by the hand and achieve incredible things the rest of the year. Clearly write out your plans for fall and begin to work them out one after the other and be intrigued. In transitioning from summer to fall or from free to indispose this month, be mindful of your surroundings. Never lose sight of the things in your life that matter. Be present every step of the way no matter what you are doing and be aware and curious about yourself and surroundings. If you don’t make the effort to do that, you’ll be sleep-walking through your days without really connecting with the things and people that matter to you.