Good things come to those who plan

It has been 38 years since the last total solar eclipse was visible in North America.

Back then, the average annual income was $17,500 and a gallon of gas cost 86 cents.

In case you didn’t know, 38 years is about 13,870 days.

(More commonly known as a long-ass time.)

Some of you may not have even been born yet.

Many people never have the chance to see a total eclipse in their lifetime.

It is said to be amazing to witness – awe-inspiring.

Do you know who gets to see and do things no one else does?

People who P-L-A-N.

I know.

For many of you “plan” is the worst of the four-letter words.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Think of all the amazing things you could do and see if you took a little time to plan.

When it comes to the solar eclipse, it is going over a path that starts in Portland, Oregon (lucky me!) and exits through South Carolina.

If you aren’t on the path you can still see a partial eclipse (which will be pretty damn cool).

But with a little planning, could you see the real deal?

These days, scientists can predict the timing of the eclipse to within a minute.

August 21 is a Monday – the eclipse will hit Portland at 10:21 a.m. and last for just over 2 minutes.

I’ve been planning for this – and I have made it a priority.

There are a lot of other things I have planned for in my life that have turned out amazing.

When I get a plan going – and stick to it – my life always seems to run better.

Things go smoothly.

I get to check things (important things) off my list.

I amaze myself daily as I pat myself on the back.

Goals that seemed audaciously humongous when I set them…

Are somehow tiny by the time I exceed them.

Planning allows you to grow and change.

And to be in the right place at the right time.

That is when remarkable things happen.

If the opportunity ever comes again, can you wait 13,000 days if you fail to plan?

Until then…stay passionate!

Dana

P.S. If you want to learn more about the eclipse and future ones, check out Great American Eclipse.  The paths are really cool to see!

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