2018: Make it look easy
Getting past hard
At a glance, most things look difficult. Starting the New Year with new desires, hopes, and dreams is challenging and often feels overwhelming. Many get lost in the hard and give up. I encourage you to stick with it. It is hard. Push. Persevere.
I was at a department store watching the sales associate fold and crease a piece of cardboard into a lovely gift box in one minute. I told her that she made it look easy. I had a sense that it would take me forever to do the same thing and I was appreciative of her craft. She replied “It is easy. At first it was difficult”
Yes! So true. We all need reminders of this! Especially now. It is a very simple concept easily forgotten and overlooked.
After a month hiatus from working out, I hopped on my bike again. Lethargy from inactivity and the threat of holiday pounds have forced me into action. I started small. Ridiculously small. Ten minute rides. For a mere ten minutes, I go hard. Currently, I struggle making it to the ten minute mark. Pathetic but true. Every day it is getting a little bit easier. Every day I am adding on a couple of minutes. I will do so until I reach 30 minutes and then I will drop back to three times a week.
Step by step most things are manageable and in time we are able to accomplish great things with seemingly little continued effort. 2018: This is our year. Go get it. Why wait for January 1. Start today.