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Tackling big challenges with small actions

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Quote credited to - Calvin Coolidge, American president

This is a perfect illustration of tackling big challenges with small actions. It also shows the power of focus. There's a growing tendency for people to want to have it all. Not wanting to sacrifice anything, they run themselves straight into the ground--sometimes literally--only to end up frustrated, unhealthy, and tired, with nothing to show for it. What they don't realize is that you can have it all (or close to it). You just can't have it all right now. Does it feel like you're always busy, but you never seem to get anywhere? That's because when you try to do everything, you don't do anything well. Your child may force you to learn this lesson anyway. Instead of living your life all at once, try doing one thing at a time. Choose one goal and, through some small "things" every day, focus in on it until you've succeeded. During the day, put your full mind and efforts on one task at a time. You'll be much more productive (and calm) in the long run.

I have done this too many times thinking I could do it all at once but I have come to the realization that I can not dothat anymore. I am tired of tring to get it all at once so I am taking it one baby step at a time and you know what? It works. It works for me and I believe it can work for all of us. If I can do it I know that others can to and that makes me feel good inside know that by taking small steps that I won't lose my balance both physicaly and mentally.

emoticonChunk emoticon one step at a time will still get me there.
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