Getting Started

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There’s nothing new here…but just a good reminder for me: getting started is sometimes half the battle, if not more.

I have started going for walks now that the weather has turned warmer.  I’ve set some goals for how often I want to do that and – although I’m only a few days into it – I’m off to a pretty good start, if I do say so myself.

Yesterday, however, was one of those days… it was nice and warm outside, but I just wasn’t feeling the motivation to go out on what I planned as a three-mile walk. I don’t mean I was on the fence about wanting to go. I REALLY did not want to go.  I almost bagged it, but I knew the forecast was for rain today and I didn’t want to miss two days in a row when I’m trying to form a healthy new habit.

I pushed through it and decided to go anyway, and it ended up being a great walk.  I walked over 5 miles instead of 3, and I was sad to see it come to an end.

Although it was just a walk, it is — to me at least — a metaphor for much of life’s challenges and a simple reminder of a simple and profound truth: getting started is (at least) half the battle.

JC

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