Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Baby steps. That all it takes to start. We all know that. We also know that it takes 66 days to take that daily baby step of a routine and change it into a habit. Oh, we have great ideas. We think of the wonderful, life changing things we need to start doing tomorrow, as we lay in bed trying to get to sleep. Occasionally, we even get up and scribble a note to ourselves to remind us of that great idea (and once in a long while we even manage to be able to read and make sense of the idea in the daylight, provided we don’t throw the note away first).
Less seldom, but not unknown, is the gallant initial start, when we not only remember our idea but we start taking those baby steps. But then, life gets in the way and suddenly a month later, we realize that we haven’t continued taking those baby steps. Oh, we still have that wonderful idea how we are going to transform our life, or the lives of those around us, but, just not right now..... We’ve got to help the kids with their homework, do the laundry & dishes, prep for that important meeting at work, win the next level of candy crush or watch a tv show we recorded last week.... And slowly that great idea, while still in our heads, gets relegated to the proverbial dustbin of lost chances to make a difference.