In previous posts I have advocated for taking incremental steps, even in the face of uncertainty, and the path leading to your deepest desires will begin to unfold. I feel sad when I hear about people abandoning their dreams before they have even started to take action. People talk themselves out of a desire because they cannot see the plan, do not have enough information, or lack any faith except in their excuses. A dream may feel like an overwhelming project at first, so the brain focuses on what Mike Dooley calls the "Cursed How’s.” Our real job, however, is to take action—any action—every day, even at a snail’s pace. A commitment to a daily five-minute practice, consistently followed, can yield astounding results.
For better health, commit to walking at least 5 minutes every day. To start. (You can always add more later).
For more peace of mind, commit to a five minute break in your day to listen to music, or focus on your breath.
To feel more connected, commit daily to sending a text or email, or making a phone call to a friend or acquaintance.
Little steps lead to big adventures.
We may need to deconstruct a project into smaller, manageable steps of what we do know and what we can manage, until the rest falls into place.
Trust and know that it does.
For a long time I have wanted to create courses teaching people these very concepts in the context of creating a fresh start, more passion for life, or a life of health and well-being. Not quick and easy plan, but instead a slow, deliberate, actionable, fun, and results-oriented plan at helping people make lifestyle transformations. I know that consistent and incremental steps work. I had the ideas, but the project felt overwhelming. I needed material and I needed time to organize and create. By participating in projects like this blog challenge and others, I have committed to spending time every day for the next 30 days toward creating these online courses.
Stay tuned for their release this fall!
I help A-types B(e) more. I believe you are the guru of your own life adventure. If you need a travel agent who knows the ropes and can ask you the right questions to prepare you, email me for more information on private or groups sessions and seminars (online and in person).