In order to learn the art of dying, one must know completely -- the art of living. S. N. Goenka
Taking one step at a time is a secret way to success. You'll be amazed at how much you can do if you'll just make slow and steady progress. Take a moment and think about your project or dream. Imagine that it's already completed, and notice how you feel in your body and your heart. Then ask your angels, "What step should I take right now to make this happen?" Notice any thoughts, feelings,words, or pictures that come to you. If you receive a strong message to take action in a positive way, then do so. Remember that every big job or dream can happen if you'll just break it down into small steps and then take them.
I haven’t got a particular BIG project at the moment although I have had a BIG project going on for the past 10-15 years and that’s been to understand myself and be happy and I’d say it’s working. One of the things that I constantly work on is my eating habits, partly because of my job but partly because I know if I didn’t there is a very good chance I’d put all my weight back on. Why? Well after much thought and self exploration into the subject I believe it is merely because I have a massive love of food and eating and also because I can be a lazy eater which usually involves high calorie food. It isn’t because of childhood trauma or an unhappy life as a lot of books make out, I just like eating and enjoying social occassions that involve eating with others.
Now I plan to enjoy Christmas because I’m going away, then on Wednesday all the new Weight Watcher stock arrived and I fell in love with the new Journals - sad I know but I have a passion for pretty note books and they are. Instantly I wanted to start tracking so I could use one, but part of me said, no we’ll start in January. Then the obsessive side of me took over and said yeah I’ll fill one in every day for a year because there are four different designs and I’ve never that, this instantly scared the lazy side of me (yes we all have more than one personality trait – I’m not a nutter!) because I know the likelihood of me doing that is not good and then I’ll feel like I let myself down. Mmm starting to sound a little crazy now ain’t I? ;)
Anyway yesterday morning after drawing that card I instantly decided to start my journal there and then, not wait until January, not make promises to fill it in religiously for a year, but to just start it. Why, because I’ll enjoy it, because it’ll make me think before I indulge over Christmas and most of all because I WANT TO!
What do you want to do that you keep putting off, it might be something simple like mine, hell I’ve just spent £4.50 on a tracker and it made my day 2 weeks sooner than if I’d waited till January and I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it so much then. It might be something much bigger that you need to break down into smaller steps, for example achieving your goal weight, if that’s the case, ask yourself “what is the first step I need to take”, then take it.
You still here, go on start walking ;)