12/27/11 – Baby Steps

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“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” – Chinese Proverb 

I know I’m not the only person who gets overwhelmed and look at my TO DO list thinking, how on earth do I get this all done? Where do I start? Sometimes it defeats me and I find myself doing nothing on the list. That is not good, and I have to remind myself that when I’m faced with an enormous task,  it helps if I can stop myself before I’m overwhelmed. I try instead to chip away at it one smallish piece at a time. I often surprise myself with what I, just one  person, can do when I work slowly but steadily.

This quote reminds me of the movie “What About Bob?’ And his therapist gives him the book Baby Steps. I have linked a clip below to that scene. What a FUNNY movie! I had totally forgotten about it.

Feeling overwhelmed getting back to life after the holidays? Baby steps today. Baby steps.

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