One Step at a Time in the Direction of Realistic Goals

I woke up this morning feeling a bit of overwhelm. Yesterday was a very busy day, and I didn’t get to tie all the lose ends up. 

I reminded myself of some 12-step wisdom. One day at a time. One foot in front of the other.

It’s great to have long term visions. The main value I find in them is they keep you moving in a coherent direction and help to prioritize the next step. As long as they don’t impose an incompatible preconceived plan of an on-the-ground reality, they keep you focused – and help you avoid trying to do everything at once.

This weekend, my friend and and assistant Angela shared her new structure for her nutritional consulting business. She emphasizes each step. It starts with neuroendocrine (communication system of the body) support, and digestive support. She reminds clients where they are in the process and doesn’t try to fix everything at once. Like that, in my own program, I’m focused on developing flora now. The diet for that caused me to lose a bit too much weight – but I’ll worry about that later. Adding weight is part of the long term vision, but not the stage I’m at now. 

That clear focus makes the process manageable.

I woke up today feeling a bit of overwhelm. I feel like a juggler who is capable of juggling four balls and suddenly tried to juggle six. That’s okay. I will do today’s work today and leave tomorrow’s work for tomorrow. 

That’s not slacking. It’s simplicity. It’s also effectiveness. What isn’t effective is trying to get it all done at once.

Love Sally Forth today. See it below. They have a realistic goal – but it seems they could hit their target more quickly if they could develop a better process to acheive it.

Sally Forth Tetis




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