The progression of the message in the past few articles has really been by accident. Really, it has. But, even though by accident, they all "connect" in the message and even with what I'm sharing with you today.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Even though I didn't PLAN it this way, is it really an "accident"? I am one that tends to think that things don't happen by "accident" but for a reason. Perhaps - and I believe it is - this is one of those situations that appear to be accidental but are not an accident at all.
Here's what I want to be sure that you understand right from the start...YOU ARE NOT ALONE in your struggles to stay focused with a positive mindset and to move on IN SPITE OF failures that want to drag us down along the way.
That's why it is so important for us to STICK TOGETHER and share this POSITIVE ENCOURAGEMENT along the way! We NEED each other if we are to progress steadily and positively forward in this journey.
If you've not read the past 4 or 5 articles you might want to pause here for a few minutes and do that so that you can see how they all have come together and attach themselves to today's article. Go on, we'll wait for you.
If you want to take that "first step" and if you want to push yourself to determine how far you can go then you must start by doing what is necessary.
You must TAKE ACTION even if that "action" is doing what you already KNOW you can do. You may or may not be surprised at how many people struggle to even do what they KNOW they can do. Many times it's that fear of failure that has us paralyzed to where we cannot even do what we KNOW is necessary but, indeed, that is something that we MUST do in order to gain that forward momentum.
You "do what you gotta' do"!
Once you start gaining control and you find yourself doing what is NECESSARY without the pitfalls of fear and/or doubt then you must move on and push yourself just a little to discover what actually IS possible in your life.
It's just a little nudge but, at the same time, it is HUGE in our progression. You see, once we get to where we start doing - without the worry, fear and doubt - what is NECESSARY for us to do then we have the confidence and courage to step out just a bit.
This is NOT a huge jump from, let's say, walking a mile to running 10 miles. That's TOO BIG of an adjustment to make for one that has just accomplished the task of walking a mile!
Let's just stick with this example and see what would go from "necessary" to "possible". The WALKING a mile (and you might have to even work up to that mile) would be "necessary" to get you moving and to get your blood pumping and you mind CLEARING UP. The next step, something that is "possible" might be to jog for 30 seconds and then walk for 30 seconds and to keep doing that through that mile.
YES, THAT'S POSSIBLE!
You can apply this to whatever it is that you need to in order to make this personal but the "possible" has to go beyond the "necessary" in order to advance your progress. Make sense?
And, you know what? From my experience I have found that once you start doing the "possible" you will, without much help or motivation from anyone else, start to challenge yourself to do just a little more and a little more until, before you know it, you are doing what you would have previously considered to be IMPOSSIBLE.
Don't worry about what is "impossible" at this point. Just start with what is necessary and move on from there.
See? YOU CAN DO THAT, can't you? (Sure you can).
I'm not sure when my next blog will be published since I will be away at Dani Johnson's "First Steps to Success" in San Antonio for the next few days. But, let me give you this WARNING: I'll be sharing things that I learned while there. So, the warning is to buckle in and hang on!
Until then, friend, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"