What one-step could propel you towards progress?
One-Step Towards Progress
This week I ordered a catalog for a European riverboat cruise. Exploring the enchanting Danube River or gazing at castles along the Rhine River is a long-time dream. Ordering this catalog was my small one-step of progress towards the goal of future European travel.
No one in my family knew I ordered this catalog. Later in the day, my son, a high school senior, said he would love it if we could take a trip to Europe for his graduation gift. “Well….funny you should mention that,” I told him of my catalog I ordered. The baseball hat moved up as his eyebrows registered an expression of shock. There are many details to sort out, but none of which could begin until I took the first step.
“Do not despise these small beginnings, because the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.” (Zechariah: 4:10 NLT)
One-step toward progress starts with a small beginning. Often the details involving a decision render us paralyzed. Psychologies call this effect, decision paralysis. Decision paralysis results when we overthink our choices. I experience decision paralysis while viewing the Cheesecake Factory menu.
What one-step could pivot your life towards progress? Perhaps your one-step process includes:
- A daily walk with a neighbor
- Browse the craft store for ideas
- Schedule the luncheon
- Write the book proposal
- Plan a trip
One-step might be all it takes to rekindle a dream, spark creativity, or reevaluate shelved goals. Once you take the first step, don’t forget to Celebrate the Grunt Work!
April Dawn White ©2020