"Where there is a hill to climb, don't think waiting will make it smaller." - Anonymous
For many of us the changes we want to make or life we want to lead can feel like wanting to climb Mount Everest on a good day. So faraway, scary and with the thoughts of "Is this even something I can do?" or "How uncomfortable is this going to be?”.
This is really showing up for all of us these days in big ways. I know for some of you reading this just getting through the day, with the uncertainty and fear, is overwhelming. Or for others of you, change is necessary but the thought of doing something different is paralyzing.
We as humans have a tendency to focus on the enormity of the end goal, discounting the things we can do to make progress TODAY.
But like Anonymous says, waiting won't make it smaller.
Courage won't find you when you wait.
Clarity won't find you when you wait.
Confidence won't find you when you wait.
Your uphill battles won't go away the longer we wait. You don't have to climb the whole hill today but you do need to get started.
What is ONE STEP you can make today to face that uphill battle?
Are you wanting to make a decision you’ve been on the fence about? Commit to 20 minutes of dedicated time to work on this decision.
Are you wanting to get out of debt? Commit today to take an honest look at your finances so you know where to start.
Are you wanting to pursue a new career? Commit to researching what the next step could look like for you.
Are you wanting to lose weight? Commit to creating a health plan that serves your life.
You most likely won’t be able to tackle these in one day but if so kudos to you! However, don’t let the bigness of what you want for your life distract you from taking small steps every day. It’s the only way you’ll get to the top.
What is it for you?