December 13 – Action When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)
I can think of a couple of projects and aspirations that need a next step. But the next step feels gigantic and yawning, like a little hop, skip, and a jump across the Grand Canyon.
Losing weight: I have been thinking about it, talking about it, planning to do it, wanting to do it. But then when I try to follow my plan (next step), I find it hard to do it. It's OK on normal days, but yesterday I had a party at my house and I'm sure I had an extra 1,000 calories. And the holiday season is coming. Sure, Weight Watchers shares strategies that make sense, but when you're spending several hours with PARTY FOOD it is very hard to practice them.
Writing a book: Next step is write every day. Again, not such a little step, and so many other things seem to demand my time and attention.
I'm not making excuses. I'm not letting myself off the hook. I just look at these next steps and think I need a jetpack.