“And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies… So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.” Joshua 10:13

It’s been said that our only enemy is time. However, this account not only documents the historic event believed to have inspired Leap Day, but a moment when time allied with a group of people to help them overcome the enemy of their progress.  Designated February 29th, Leap Day occurs every four years when an additional day is added to the year, allotting us 366 days instead of the normal 365 to ensure the calendar aligns with the earth’s movement around the sun.

What stands in the way of your progress? So often we blame time, exclaiming in frustration “there are just not enough hours in the day!”  But is time really at fault, or is our lack of progress the result of our own inability to align our movement around our dreams?

While time and the wisdom to manage it well serve as precious commodities, without dreams and hope to achieve them, our time is spent in vain. Hope is a longing for what’s possible. It’s a blueprint to the life of our dreams.

What are you hoping for? Be intentional, prioritizing your time and actions to align with your dreams, because time waits for no one.  Today we’ve been given 24 additional hours, 1,440 minutes, 86,400 seconds—an extra day we won’t have for another four years.  How will you take advantage of it?

Carpe diem. It’s time to leap!

Angela Brown Headshot 2012Founder of A Woman’s Business and contributing writer to the Heart of a Woman weekly blog designed to inspire and challenge women to live in the fullness of their purpose, power and position, Angela M. Brown is a daughter, sister, wife, mother, auntie, friend, mentor, PR executive, author, commentator, motivational speaker and community leader—a woman recognized for making a difference and inspiring others to do the same. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter and discover tales of her journey on the “road less traveled” and the tools she’s gathered along the way turning obstacles into opportunities in “Resilience, Living Life By Design.”