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.

A Little step and no sabotage

Step by step, we can move to wherever we want to in life, as it small and unnoticeable to the mind and its sabotaging fears. It is not difficult to maintain either, it’s just a small step and nothing to fear.

Giant leaps are noticeable and the fear starts up. Equally, they require too much effort to maintain once the battery is drained on our will power.

So we could travel a 1,000 miles, or achieve any task or change, in just a collection of single small steps, one after another over a period of time. No burden, no need to think, no time for fear of the consequences, no opportunity for the ego to be damaged by ridicule or what others might think. All completely sustainable once the habit forms.

When the pole vaulter starts her run up, there is a giant leap to be made and plenty of opportunity for projected thought of failing. Same with a giant change or a big project.

Just take that small step, now, in this moment and keep taking another small step as each moment unfolds. Conscious action in the moment removes thought and enables us to just enjoy the doing free from any other pressures.