The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu.
This was one of my favorite sayings growing up, I felt that it was applicable to almost any situation in life. No matter how big the task ahead is, dissecting it and taking it one step at a time seems to be the best way to accomplish great feats.
Somewhere along the way, I forgot about this. I didn’t map out a journey, I tried to tackle tasks with no direction and I became utterly disappointed and worst – felt like I wasn’t accomplishing anything.
That’s when I was told to take a step back, breathe, tackle things in bite-size chunks which will give me a sense of achievement. I understood the first couple of parts but didn’t know why having a sense of achievement was so important. That’s where I was wrong, when you have control over what you’re doing and create a plan to help you with that end goal, every task you tick off, gives you that sense of achievement to keep going! It’s the fuel to our engine.
It’s about peeling back, going back to basics, remembering why you’re doing what you’re doing, slicing up that big task into bite-sized ones and before you know it, you’ve run that marathon.