Today we are 10 days into 2020. That is 240 hours worth of opportunities to work on your resolutions. Or, are you struggling with your first steps? The holidays hang on, lulling us with over-indulgence, followed by lethargy. It demands a great effort to shake the party atmosphere. A journey requires an approximate destination. Knowing your intention lets you determine your general direction and set your course. You don’t need every step plotted and planned.
Maybe you have written, highlighted and adorned your goals with pretty pictures, but your analysis holds you hostage. Your stack of self-help books grows daily until they become a pedestal for your remote control. Action, getting off the couch, changes your perception. Things look different, and you react in unexpected ways. Trying something you have never done can be scary, but it may prove to be exhilarating.
There are plenty of reasons to hesitate and move with caution. That first step could be a doozy. It might be the best thing you have ever attempted. You must ask yourself which you fear more, finding yourself, a year from now sitting on the same couch, with your life intact, or living in a future where you attain your dreams. Don’t wait for it to happen. Dare to stride boldly toward your destiny.
What “first steps” are you taking today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer