Keep it small

In life, you just have to start and anything can happen, we don’t know what and that’s the magic, enjoy that fact and do not think, the joy is always in the doing.

I you want to do something, don’t wait for the perfect conditions, they’ll never come. Don’t wait until you have more time, money, knowledge, training, experience, customers…and so on. These are all things that can be used by the mind as excuses to sabotage.

Just take the first step now.

If you want to sing then just sing, now.

If you want to paint pick up a brush, now.

If you want to tell someone that they matter, do it, now.

If you want to run, just run, now.

If your life isn’t what you want, just make a small change now, followed by another small change.

One small step now is all you have to commit to and then when that’s done commit to another small step and just keep repeating. Small steps are easy as they are not a threat or challenge, the mind doesn’t need to sabotage and small steps taken regularly over any time period amount to giant leaps.

Keep it small and just start without thinking…now. It’s all about small and now mixed with repetition.

Regular ‘step ones’

After taking one step, the only way to continue is to take a second ‘one step’. Of course, you can not take the second ‘one step’ without first taking the initial step.

Any progress requires, one step and then another, daily small steps, they take us on monumental journeys.

It is all about the small. Big leaps are scary. So the mind plays up and sabotages, it wants no risk to its fragile ego, so it will convince you to do nothing.

The first step is all that matters, and the continuing series of ‘one steps’ or ‘first steps’ will add up to a monumental step but not noticeable enough to the mind for it to sabotage.

Small steps, done regularly = big leaps

Big leaps = nothing…the mind will sabotage it as it seems too scary.

Small steps are sustainable and become habits. Just keep taking them and enjoy the moment of each one. When we only focus on now, on the doing, we stay conscious and thoughts are silent.

We can focus on the doing and not the outcome, which means enjoying the moment and not stressing about the entire journey.