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STEP BY STEP


Why step by step is important


Looking at the big picture is good. Making a grand plan is important. Dreaming the brilliant dream is inspiring. But without the “step by step” these become either hard or impossible.


Step by step (chunk by chunk) can make your goals both doable and enjoyable. Step by step translates from the language of my-next into the language of my-now.



Stepping into step by step

Whenever some goal, some project, even some task occurs as too big or unmanageable, chunk it down, break it up into smaller steps...at a minimum, identify a “next action” that you are able and willing to take.

Example: you dream of writing a great book. Set aside 30 minutes a day to work on the book. The book will finish itself.

Taking care of my-now

Similarly, whenever your my-now is resisting some goal, some project, some task because the process doesn’t occur as attractive, chunk it down, break it down into a size where your my-now feels, “Okay, I can step into that.”

Example: you want to jog regularly four times a week for two kilometers each time, but my-now doesn’t feel that he or she could enjoy that. However, when considering a jog for a hundred meters on each day, my-now says, “Why not?!”


Later, after doing a hundred meters for a while, my-now might be willing to take on more.


Step by step...

     Gives life some pep...

STEP BY STEP

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things

while they are small.

A journey of a thousand miles

must begin with a single step.


Lao Tzu

 Inch by inch, life's a cinch.

Yard by yard, life's hard.

​John Bytheway