EVERYONE FROM Mother Nature to cutthroat Hollywood marketers invests heavily in new beginnings come spring, which makes it a fitting time to formulate a to-do list. Interested? We’re here to help. And to help you aim high.
Now, we’re not suggesting you take time out of your busy schedule to give birth to a legendary artistic genius (both Raphael and Shakespeare were born in April). Nor that you break new ground as a Supreme Court justice, as Sandra Day O’Connor did on April 3, 1995, when she became the first woman to preside over the Court, while Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was out of town. By “aim high,” we don’t mean you should literally launch a space shuttle—which NASA did with Endeavour, on May 7, 1992, as part of its spring to-do list—though that would really beef up your résumé. Or that you transform the way people communicate by ingeniously drafting ponies (see: the Pony Express, launched on April 3, 1860.)