This week while dancing, I started at one end of the room with tiny (like an inch or two!) consistent steps. At first I didn’t think much about them… I had finished a whirlwind of chaotically quick songs and was ready to catch my breath.
I was surprised when the song ended because I was almost at the other side of the room. How did that happen? I had been staring at the floor and barely moving my feet! That’s when the power of “baby steps” really sunk in. Unclimbable mountains are conquerable as long as you focus on the tiny step at hand… instead of the great distance to the other side of the room.
For me, this will change how I approach writing. I sometimes get overwhelmed by the thought of creating a whole new book from scratch, so I drag my feet (and get a lot of household chores done!). However, now I am energized to keep giving it my best every day. I don’t need to write a whole book today… just an inch of it… and before I know it the other side of the room will be within reach.