Isn’t amazing how time goes by, sometimes in a flash, sometimes dragging out. Well, it’s been way too long since my last post and I apologize for that. Do I make it up with some ultra-witty, super post? Probably not, but here it goes anyway.
So, what’s happened in the past month and a half since we’ve chatted? Well, some people graduated, some fathers got celebrated, a certain politician got exonerated and the weather has started to change-iated…
One thing I have come to realize, though, is that amazing little things happen every day. Okay, I already knew that, but it has been reinforced over the past 45 days or so.
For example, my son is SOOO close to walking on his own, that every incremental ‘step’ he takes towards that goal is a huge accomplishment that is celebrated like Mardi Gras in my household. He takes so much pride in it too. It’s like he knows that the longer he draws this out, the more praise he gets when he makes progress. I swear, there are times when we’re ‘not looking’ and he gets that gleam in his eye and almost takes his first official step, only to start giggling and sit down.
Learning to walk is one thing. And with the support of us, his parents, he can take his time and do it right. He’s not stalling, he’s just making sure he has it all figured out and there is nothing wrong with that.
How can we apply this to our lives? Well, there’s a definite difference between procrastinating and being diligent about a process. Don’t fall into the former and make sure you do the latter.
Remember, progress is all about incremental changes. So if there are changes that need to be made, but are scary, then break them down to their smaller parts and implement those. Don’t become latent. Don’t wait for the courage or wait for the exact right opportunity. Sometimes a leap of faith is needed and the rewards are paid in full.
So, look around, make sure no one is looking and take that first step…..or just start giggling and sit down…whatever! Just make sure you’re not holding yourself back due to fear or uncertainty. That…you will live to regret.