Time to Reach for Your Goals

February 2015

How come February only has 28 days (plus an extra day in leap year) when all the rest of the months have 30 or 31? Did they figure winter would go faster if the months were short?

January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar by Numa, a Roman King. The Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. Numa took a shot at fixing the calendar to coincide with the seasons so when he added February, he needed to make it a shorter, even numbered month to make it fit.

Having the calendar run out in December and not pick up again until March probably seems like a pretty casual approach to timekeeping. How casual are you in how you schedule your time? Do you keep saying “I don’t have enough time?”

February is a shortest month in our calendar but you still have 672 hours to work with. How will you make each hour of each day really count towards reaching your goals?