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One foot in front of the other

by | Feb 5, 2019

Just keep going. Keep moving forward, one foot in front of the other. I think, that perhaps, this is my philosophy to life? Because eventually you will get there, to your dreams, your goals. It is inevitable, as long as you keep moving towards them, no matter how slow.

Again, thinking of the YouTube video that I posted about yesterday, where Chris Guillebeau gave a talk to employees at Google on the value of embarking on a quest, he chatted about how, ultimately, these huge outrageous goals such as walking across America boiled down to tiny, easy steps (pun intended). All you had to do was break the huge outrageous goals down into bite sized pieces and then put one foot in front of the other, every day – simple.

It is not these tiny simple actions that are hard, it is committing to doing them, long term that takes resolve. It is committing to doing yoga every damn day in order to one day be able to do yoga teacher training in India.

I recently read about the New York Times journalist, a woman, who traveled to 52 countries in one year and it was her first lesson learned that she wrote about that really stuck with me; A year is short.

We all know how short 2018 felt once we reached December, right? It honestly flew by.

We could spend the following year doing all of the things as we normally do, complaining because we do not have the time or energy to do those things we want to do. Or, we could spend the next, really short, year, taking tiny steps towards those huge outrageous goals.

And even if we do not reach our goal in the next year, we will be so much closer to achieving it after putting one foot in front of the other every single day for a very short year, than if we had not.