If you have read my posts for any time at all, you know that I talk alot about baby steps. Taking one small step at a time to accomplish whatever you want to accomplish. Well, I’ve changed my mind. I’ve decided to do away with “baby steps” and trade it in for a new 2019 model. I think you are going to like it!
The first week in January, I sat across the table at lunch with a wonderful woman. We talked about changes in her family life and how her parents and in-laws were going to need more assistance and support in the upcoming year. She also talked about the fact that she knew that in order to take care of them, she was going to have to take care of herself. As she talked, she downplayed the baby steps she was taking, like they weren’t significant enough. She then switched gears and said “I’ve made some decisions. I’ve decided to ________ and I decided to _______ and those things are really working right now.” It dawned on me that all baby steps are, is one right decision at a time. Brilliant!
I don’t think it is possible for me to eliminate the words “baby steps” out of my vocabulary completely, because they have been my friends for so long. I do absolutely love the idea of all of us making one right decision at a time, here is why:
Like it or not, the decisions we make are moving us somewhere. We just want more of them to move us in the direction we know is right for our lives.
Right now I am making some right decisions regarding my health. I have made big changes in my diet, exercise and stress management over the past five years, but it is time for me to do better. I have some unresolved symptoms that have been lingering. I want them to get better. In addition, I have read more and more about the health of my brain and how my thinking contributes to good (or bad) health. These are areas I am devoting the entire year to, and that can feel overwhelming. I have to remind myself, as I remind you, I will keep moving in the right direction making one right decision at a time.
You wanna know what? You are already making right decisions everyday! You are already on the right track. Sometimes all we need to do is focus those right decisions in a particular direction. So the questions we all have to ask ourselves is “Where do you want to go in life? What do you want to do? How do you want to feel? What do I want the end of 2019 to look like? Once you have decided on where you want to go, you already know what to do.
We are going to continue the conversation this week out on our Facebook group. We would love to hear about what you are working towards and the right decisions you have made. If you don’t quite know where to start, we will see if someone in the group has been there too, and what they did to get started. You are also more than welcome to hang out and see what others are saying. Let’s spread our great ideas, those that have worked and those that have not!
Here’s to making one right decision at a time to get us to where we want to go!…Together!
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