Thursday, January 3, 2013
Just One Bite
Are you having second thoughts about moving that mountain? It sure sounded like a great idea on New Year's Eve, didn't it? Maybe you should quit looking at the whole mountain and instead concentrate on one stone. Break your goal down so you can handle just one bite. If you are shedding pounds in the New Year, focus on one less bite today.
I bought a pedometer at the end of December to help me measure how many steps I walk in a day. My goal is to take one more step each day than the day before for thirty days. It takes thirty days to form a new habit. By concentrating on just one more step each day, I'm taking a bite out of the bigger goal -- live a healthy, happy lifestyle.
I can list a thousand objections that make my own personal mountains appear immovable. I hear chilly thoughts in my head such as, it's 7º outside. I know the only way to move my mountains is to focus on one bite today. I need to turn my goals into a value system that becomes a way of life. Yesterday was 4,575 bite-size steps. Today I need just one more bite. I don't care what that voice in my head says about the weather. I'm too busy moving mountains, one stone at a time.