Each and every day I take out a small index card and make my to-do list. The result is simple; I get things done.
Each year I set goals for myself and monitor them regularly in my journal. The result is always positive; I accomplish some great goals each year.
Still, there are some tasks that either evade me, or I am avoiding, and some BIG life goals that I cannot even seem to get started. With them, I seem to be in a rut. I continually write them down as ‘to-do’ but barely make any progress. The worst of it is in the the reality that these are the goals and accomplishments that would mean the most to me if completed. They would make the biggest impact in my life.
I have always read and heard that you need to write goals down and that they need to be specific. Most of the time that works well for me, but recently I have uncovered a secret that has allowed me to make progress in those really tough areas that I have been stagnant for so long.
The solution is: The Secret of ‘Some‘.
A novel can be 50,000 words. You can’t write one of those in a day.
Ten pounds is 35,000 calories. You won’t be losing that in a day.
Too often the knowledge of ‘the amount’ it takes to finish prevents us from starting or staying on track.
We surrender out of fear of failure and convince ourselves with the improbability of success or imagine the exhaustive state we will be at, even with a fraction of the progress.
That is why most people don’t write novels or ever lose that ten pounds.
I recently discovered this amazing adjective called some. It’s not scary nor even measurable, yet with it you can get anywhere and accomplish anything.
Can’t run a marathon? Great, run some.
Can’t reduce your diet down to 1800 calories a day? Super! Just reduce it by some.
Some allows us to reach our goals. Some allows to make progress.
The only thing that must accompany some to make it happen is the noun consistency.
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