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.

Small Beginnings

“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.

 

Your One-Step

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!

Happy planning!

April Dawn White ©2020

Photos by Jelleke Vanooteghem  and Lindsay Henwood on Unsplash

 

One Step Towards Progress
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