Let’s say I wanted to reorganize my craft space. Create three new online classes. Make leap from Girl Scout parent to leader. Train to run a 5k in three months with a respectable time. Re-paint and floor abovementioned craft space. Clean out my closet. Drop 20lbs. Try a new recipe every week. Train a puppy. Plan an epic Disney World vacation. Read a ton of novels. Do a weekly youtube video series. Get back to blogging 5 days a week.
Let’s say that this was a very real list and not random things I pulled out of my head.
Believe it or not, this would be very simple.
I didn’t say easy. I said simple. There is and always be a huge difference between those two words when it comes to taking action.
Start with one tiny step. For example yesterday I:
- walked for 40minutes
- had a smoothie in lieu of lunch
- cleaned off my desk
- practiced sit and stay with the puppy
- wrote this blog post
- emailed all the potential contributors to my next class with details
- purchased the base patches needed for the girls new vests (girl scouts)
Oh and plenty more stuff I assure you. But my point is these were small, insignificant acts. They weren’t big sweeping gestures or epic quests. I did small seemingly unimportant things that will start adding up. These little steps, little steps like them every day, every week? That will be how I move personal mountains. By not opting to sit all day in front of the TV or trying to do big flashy things that don’t actually get the work done. I won’t get hyper focused on something like picking the perfect paint color and spend three days on that. Instead I will pick one small drawer and sort it. I will get up and go do interval training. I will move in a positive direction.
One little step at a time. That’s how things get done around here.
7 thoughts on “1 steps.”
May, you always inspire me creatively. Today, you are inspiring me to live a better life. Thanks. 🙂
Sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It’s nice to have a reminder.
I’m with you May! My list reads something like yours. I’m involved with Guides over here (similar to Girl scouts) summer camp is coming up fast but I’m still trying to create, do up the house ready to sell, keep the boys amused and work on professional childcare qualifications for work, to name just a few things. Then I realised the other day that I didn’t update my blog during the 1st 2 weeks of summer break. Bite sized chunks are the only way I’m getting though the day. If I think too far ahead I start to go into melt down. Thanks for sharing, it’s great to know i’m not the only crazy person out there and please let us know any tips or tricks you pick up along the way.
Wow! GO MAY! You are really inspiring!
You will make an AWESOME GS Leader!
That’s so awesome! Very inspiring! You definitely got this! Michelle t
OK, I think I will hire you to be my life coach! Love how you can break it all down. Maybe my problem is that I have too many small “to do” lists and have lost sight of my big goals! Thanks for this boost – came at just the right time for me!
Sometimes having 50 things to do is just such a challenge but like you say, 1 thing finished is such a relief and a sense of having done something. Must remember this and act more think less. Big hugs
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