And so Valentine's Day has come and gone with all its fanfare. The month of February is slowly but surely going by. As that famous tweet stated, “…March will come superfast, so will Easter… and then Christmas. Basically, 2018 is finished!”

Time is flying by so fast and soon we’ll be shouting ‘Merry Christmas’ once again and silently wondering how we let another year go by without accomplishing those dreams of ours. So this brings us to the big question: Where are we, with regards to our dreams and aspirations for the year and for our lives as a whole? Most of us set out years ago with amazing dreams but sadly, as the years have gone by, a number of us have begun to ‘settle’ for smaller dreams under the cloak of being more realistic, when really, what we are doing is short changing ourselves.  That’s the main reason, why the #Reach4theStars challenge is so interesting and helpful. Introduced by a new organization, called When Women Win (W.W.W.), they are challenging people to put up a picture on social media, holding the ash tag #Reach4TheStars and tell everyone your commitments for 2018 i.e. what are you committing to in 2018 to achieve your goals and dreams. Tag them and tag 10 of your friends to challenge them too! The goal is to for you to commit yourself to something, and because you have made it public, you know you need to stop procrastinating and make it happen. Many people have already taken the challenge, you should too. When Women Win is an organization that aims to create access for women to the knowledge, inspiration and opportunities they need to win and succeed in life. The platform serves as an enabler for women; helping them exhale, rediscover themselves, be inspired, motivated and coached to become all they can be. When women win, the family units win, the society wins and the Nation as a whole wins too! The #Reach4theStars challenge fits W.W.W.’s objective of encouraging positive action by individuals to improve themselves. Remember the words of Maya Angelou, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Choose to make a commitment today, this very minute, to dream again, to do better, and to BE better. You owe it to yourself after all, this is the ONLY life you’ll get to live. This is not a rehearsal, this is IT. Reach for the Stars! For more details check their pages onFacebook@whenwomenwin ,Instagram@whenwomenwin_wwwand Twitter @whenwomenwin

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