The dawn of a new year has it’s influence on people, which varies from person to person. To some it implies the dawn of a new thing, an opportunity to start afresh, an opportunity to strategize, draft goals as well as evaluation of previous endeavors taken.
However, the dawn of this year still arises in the midst of a pandemic that’s led to changes in how we work, operate, associate and live our day to day lives in general. A pandemic that consequently led to seeing things different, through a different lens, a different scope.
With the changes that have resulted from the pandemic, for some there has been rerouting or redirecting and/or changing of plans as well as goals, of which for some now seem far fetched or even further from them than they were initially or were they would love them to be. And looking at that gap or distance between them and their goals as well as the planning needed can be quite demotivating.
Make no mistake of downplaying the value of planning and assessment of progress made as well as it’s rate (which is a blog for another day), but in moments of distress or when we feel overwhelmed, we might as well learn from an instance from Charlie Mackesy’s book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse were the boy said “I can’t see a way through”, and the horse responded with the question “Can you see your next step?”, “Yes” responded the boy. “Just take that”, said the horse. Exactly! The next step! take that.
A (common) Chinese proverb says; “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Realize that every step is important in its own way however minimal it may appear to you. Don’t let the distance you have to traverse through to get to your goal make you skeptical of taking that next step or that first step. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” affirmed Martin Luther King Jr. You can not afford to stagnate in an ever changing and an ever evolving world.
So as long as there’s breath in those lungs, TAKE THATSTEP!