Finding your footing

It doesn’t matter how slowly you go–so long as you do not stop. Confucius

Good morning! In a world where time has become a master for many, Confucius’ quote offers an important and simple reminder. As we reach and stretch and make positive change in our lives, we need to report to our own internal time clock. Too often we compare our progress to others. Or we become a negative-coach to ourselves, reprimanding ourselves for not doing “more” or accomplishing something “sooner.” This type of thinking usually leads to backward movement.

Remember, we are always moving. If we aren’t moving forward, then we are moving backward. But let us not make the mistake of thinking we have to leap forward every day. It is more important to be consistent in our steps, no matter how small, then to leap forward and stop. I have never seen someone “lurch” toward success, successfully.

Your Turn:
Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? As we prepare for a new year, focus on consistent, measurable steps versus a sprint. Besides, we would all look funny if we were lurching toward success!

Your affirmation:
I consistently take measurable action to accomplish my goals


Finding your footing — 4 Comments

  1. This is a great reminder! I frequently get caught up in the “I’m not making changes fast enough” thinking.

    Thanks & Happy New Year!

  2. I’ve had one rough year. Your affirmation came at a very good time for me. It will help anyone if they just slow down and repeat it a few times.
    Thank You, and may you have a GREAT New Year.

  3. Thank you for your positive outlook. It has been a great help in my life of ups and downs. I look forward to your emails and facebook posts every day. Hope that 2010 is going to be a great year for you!

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