As we hiked in Glacier a few weeks ago, (I know, I know, part of me is still there.) There was a 2 mile section that was steep, really steep. It was also hot, at the end of the day, and our packs felt three times their weight. So, we actually COUNTED our steps and stopped every 100 steps to (ahem) “take in the view”. It was a matter of breaking the hike into much smaller chunks that got us up to the top of the mountain that day. We even hollered out every ten steps (for the bears :)) which divided our trek even further.
Even the greatest achievement is started and then continued by single little steps, one after another. I’m sure you can think of your own “mountain” and how it stops you in your tracks and uses up your energy every day.
Let’s use clearing the clutter from your home as an example.
And let’s say it terrifies you. In order to nudge yourself toward change, you could ask yourself, “What’s one thing I could do today, right now, to make this better?”
Some of you think you don’t have time, but dividing your “mountain trek” into small steps will ultimately lead to your big goal. It might take 2 months to clear your closet, but it will be done!
AND, most importantly, you will have the energy back that you used to spend thinking “I should be cleaning my closet right now!”
Each week you accomplish your easy task, it will boost your confidence and fuel your momentum.
Remember, celebrate your process and like the tortoise, laugh all the way to the finish line!
If you need support or help to get moving, let me know, I would love to help.
As always, I love to hear from you! Add your comments below the blog and let me know what your first step will be...
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”