What Moving Forward Looks Like

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When we hear of other people’s journey to their dreams and the steps they had to take to get there, we imagine they always knew what they were doing, everything was well-planned and went according to schedule, and they took large steps and even leaps and bounds.

And they do it while being suave, debonair fashion plates!

NOT TRUE!

While those who have achieved their goals did formulate a plan to get there, usually, nothing went as they thought or expected. And, when they first formulated their plans, they thought they knew what they were doing. But because nothing went as they expected, they had to re-do—sometimes even scrapping—the plan and, at times, flying by the seat of their pants.

And those leaps and bounds and smooth easy steps we imagine they took?

Ha!

They stumbled and staggered, and struggled with taking just tiny bits. And it wasn’t unusual that they took two teensy specks of steps forward and then three giant leaps backward.

Just like you in your journey to your dreams!

So if all you’re able to manage is bits of steps, fragments, morsels, crumbs, and specks of steps, that’s okay—as long as you’re consistently taking them.

And if you find when you achieve your dreams that your hair is sticking out in all directions, you have a smudge of dirt on your nose, the knees of your pants are ripped, and a piece of toilet paper is trailing from the heel of your shoe, then you’re in good company. That’s just what other successful people before you looked like!

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Your homework today is to take the next step! Break it into small pieces, little parts, and tiny bits. Break those into fragments, chips, slivers. Break those down until you get to specks that you know are easy to fit into your day and even easier to do.

Then do them!

You can do it, I’m sure of it!

I’m proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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