Albert Einstein once said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” Truer words were never spoken. However, change and movement are not always easy for us. We are creatures of our comforts and safety zones. it’s too easy to find excuses and sabotage progress before it even begins. Here are some of the common excuses or “movement busters” that hold us up when it comes to moving. Can you see yourself in any of these?
Impatience: We want instant results and we want it now.
All or Nothing: If I can’t do it all right now, then why bother
Procrastination: I will do it tomorrow or when I “feel” like it.
Perfectionism: If I can’t do it right or perfectly, then why try.
Fear: What if it doesn’t work or I don’t succeed
We all can find excuses. That is easy. However, if a journey of even a hundred miles begins with one mile, so it is the same in life. It’s not just the “big picture” that matters. It is all the little steps and daily steps of action that count. So, don’t despise the day of “small beginnings”.
Patient, patience, patience! With each step you make even today, you are one step closer to your destination than yesterday. Get out of the “all or nothing” mindset. It will not serve you well and will keep you immobilized and stuck. Do something today, one thing, anything and tomorrow do something as well and the next day etc. Even one step counts! You will begin to see change happening in front of your eyes. If you wait for perfection, or a time to “do it all” or better circumstances, or want it all now, you will quit and be immobilized.
How do you eat an elephant? One fork at a time. You do have to pick up the fork! “Nothing happens until something moves.” It is universal law and it applies to your life as well. Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you. It really is up to you to change your life. No one is going to change your life for you.
If you want change and movement in your life, then be a person of action, even it if it is one step at a time. It really is that simple and yet profound!