One Tidbit at a Time

 

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You’ve heard the saying that Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’s a great thing to keep in mind as you’re working toward your dreams—especially on those days when things aren’t going well at all.

Every little tidbit of progress you make adds up. The little crumbs and morsels of forward movement mix and combine together to make the delicious cake that’s your dreams!

So, don’t lose heart over small progress—little tads, bits, snippets, and dabs. Every little tidbit makes a difference!

So keep going!

 

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Your homework today is to take the next jot, mite, or sliver of a step. If you need to, break those down into particles, iotas, and atoms—little tidbits that are just the perfect size for you.

They all add up!

Take action!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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Review Your Week: Be Your Own Hero!

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One of the quickest ways to become discouraged is to look outside yourself and see that no one values or appreciates the tremendous effort you’re expending as you strive toward your dreams.

Of course the people in your closest circle want the best for you and want you to be happy, but they really don’t “get it”. That’s because no one but you can hear the Still Small Voice leading you on your path and no one has The Vision that you do that lights your way. So, while those closest to you try their best to support and encourage you, you must be your own hero.

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Your homework today is to put your Hero glasses on so, as you review your week, you can see all the wonderful and heroic things you did!

Of course note the areas where tweaks and refinements are needed, but focus on the things that went right, the tasks you did well, and the progress you made. Even if your progress is microscopic and your successes were messy and by the skin of your teeth, applaud yourself for them.

Treat yourself like the hero you are. Don’t expect others to get it—especially if you are celebrating small increments of progress and by-the-seat-of-your-pants achievements. That’s okay. Yours is the approval, acknowledgement, and applause that is the most important.

You done good—great, even! Celebrate!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

Pep Rally! A Great Day!

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No matter where you are on your path to your dreams—whether you’ve fallen into a ravine and can’t find a toehold to get yourself out or if you’re standing at the top of a mountain in the sunshine breathing clean, fresh air—today is a great day.

If you’re in the ravine, a new day today means that you have another shot at it. It isn’t all over; you aren’t all washed up. Today is a clean slate, a chance to press the reset button and try something different. You can still take the next smidgen of a step toward your dreams!

If you’re on the mountaintop, a new day today means you can dream new dreams. Even if you think you’ve reached the pinnacle of success and you can’t go any further, the fact that you’re here at the start of a new day means that there is more for you to do. As mind-boggling as it may be, there are more successes ahead of you!

You were put on this earth to listen to the Still Small Voice inside you and to follow the whisperings and urgings of your heart and soul. Today’s a great day to do just that!

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Your homework today is to take the next step. Break it down into smaller and smaller bits and pieces until you get to the tasty little crumbs and morsels that are just right for you. Then do them!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

You Still Have to Take the Steps

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You can get many insights from reading self-help books and attending seminars and workshops. You can find support and encouragement from master-mind groups or by seeking the advice  of trusted friends and loved ones. You can also get a lot of help from working with a counselor. She or he will support you in identifying the ways in which you trip up yourself and he or she will assist you in coming up with better strategies and tactics.

In spite of all of this, though, you are the one who still must take the steps. No one else can take the steps for you. You and only you must take them.

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Your homework today is to take the next step. Break it into teensy tiny smidgens, specks, and tads—make sure they’re just the right size for you! Then do them, one right after the other.

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

The Next Two or Three Steps

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The view of the next three feet on the road is more helpful than being able to see the horizon. ~C.S. Lewis

 

Today’s quote reminds us that while it’s great to know where you are aiming, it’s most useful to keep your attention on the few steps ahead of you rather than always focusing on the big, far off dream.

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Your homework today is to take the next step. Don’t worry about the steps farther down the path; focus on the step or two right in front of you.

Break the steps down into small pieces and little parts. Then break those into tiny bits. Keep breaking things down until you get to the smidgens and specks that are just right for you. Then do them!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Faith: The Right Kind

 

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Faith

Faith is not merely praying

Upon your knees at night; Faith is not merely straying

Through darkness to the light.

Faith is not merely waiting For glory that may be,

Faith is not merely hating

The sinful ecstasy.

Faith is the brave endeavor The splendid enterprise,

The strength to serve, whatever

Conditions may arise.

~S.E. Kiser.

 

Faith doesn’t necessarily require belief.

Faith means rolling up your sleeves and diving in. It’s taking one more shot at it…and then another one, even when there’s no guarantee and even if you’re unsure whether things will work out.

 

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Your homework today is to double-check your faith. Are you hoping and wishing things will work out or are you stepping up to the plate and taking your best swing?

Go for it!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren