I have to admit that I began the week by eating like the end of the world was nigh. I also refused to buy new milk or bananas and I wouldn’t get my tires changed—just in case. Otherwise, I was pretty sure I would live to see Saturday. And, if I planned to not-so-miraculously survive the alien invasion/cataclysmic event/solar flare/Christmas shopping Friday night at Walmart, I thought it a good idea to make a few early resolutions—you know, to celebrate my second chance.
- On Saturday morning, I plan to buy a little “second-chance” notebook. In this notebook, I will record a list of healthy practices I want to add to my life.
- Then, I will choose ONE goal to focus on for ONE month. I will commit. For example, I will add 10 minutes of meditation to each morning.
- And on the 22nd of next month, I will review my progress—and tackle ONE more thing from the list for the next month.
- In each month of the next year, I will commit to ONE more thing from the list. By the 22nd of December next year, I will be 12 baby steps ahead of where I am today.
By keeping goals and expectations simple, we can increase our chances of attaining them. Instead of expecting to change everything in our lives all at once—finances, our bodies, spirituality, or being a better parent, spouse, student, employee, or human being—we can address one goal at a time. Every time we see the small successes, we will be encouraged to do something more. We really can eat that elephant one bite at a time.
I, for one, commit to eating the fudge loaf my neighbor dropped by—one bite at a time.
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