Do it by degrees

Sometimes we know what we want but how to get there seems daunting. That’s likely because we’re thinking of it as a non-stop, uphill slog to get to where we want to be.

Particularly with a long-term project, the gap between reality and dream can be wide. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be traversed. We simply need to be patient and regular in our actions.

It’s best to break the overwhelming chunk of progress needed into small doable bites, things we can realistically handle without too much pain or disruption. If we’re the organized type, we can map this out as consecutive steps. We just need accept that our plan will likely need tweaking as we go.

If we’re not natural planners, we can start somewhere, wherever we feel we can, and let the effort evolve organically. The important thing is to do something to get past our initial resistance. At any time, we can choose to backtrack if we feel it’s needed. We just need to keep gradually moving.

We also, regardless of organization style, need to celebrate our incremental progress regularly. It also helps to be grateful, very grateful, for any unexpected help or blessings received along the way.

Today’s message reminds me that I don’t need to do it all in a day. I just need to keep chewing off little bits of progress and I’ll get there.

Please reflect and share. Do you ever postpone starting something because it feels overwhelming?