“A little bit goes a long way.” When you hear that phrase what does it make you think of? For one person, they may hear that phrase and think of the amount of food to eat. Another person may hear that phrase and consider the amount of gasoline they need for the journey they are about to embark. And yet another, may hear that phrase and consider the amount of activity they may need to do in order to feel like they have made progress in their fitness routine. However this phrase sticks out to you is all that really matters, but when I hear this it makes me feel encouraged. Encouraged with the reminder that while one may create a list of lofty goals they desire to achieve, it all cannot be done today. Several months into the the year of 2019 and if you are feeling some type of way about what you set out to accomplish I wanted to hit the pause button for just a minute and remind you that a little bit really does go a long way.
Take it one step at a time and do not overwhelm yourself. Have you been in the habit of writing down five major goals in one day and find yourself getting discouraged because you are constantly only getting to two? Perhaps it’s time to go back to your list. Is there a pattern there? Are you constantly looking over an item on your list that you really do not want to do or feel unable to do that particular task? Is it perhaps a task that can be delegated to someone else or possibly hire someone to do the work for you? Are you allowing enough time to work on a lofty project? Is there anything that is distracting you from focusing your attention on your list? Release any blame and get back to the creative drawing board. Sit with yourself for a moment and have a real heart to heart to figure out how to get back on track. Be your own cheerleader or like an encouraging Mother/Father figure and champion for yourself. “I believe in you! You got this! That’s amazing!” Are just a few phrases you can begin to use.. Release believing that criticizing yourself is the best route to motivate you; it is not.
If you’ve heard me before mention journaling and you have began taking a moment to journal, maybe today is a good day to look back over the last couple of months and note your progress. No journal, maybe a calendar. No calendar, maybe your Instagram, Facebook. Twitter, Snapchat or whatever social media you regularly post; perhaps you have documented your progress there. Either way, oftentimes when we take a moment to reflect on where we have been, what we have been through; we will find that a moment to celebrate your victories are long overdue. If you are not in the habit of planning, documenting, your day via journal; my sister or my brother I highly recommend you start today.
Lastly, have faith. I recently heard Dolores Cannon say “Believe achieve. Doubt your out.” Another one of my favorite quotes “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.” by Henry Ford. Both phrases speak to us about our mindset in what we choose to endeavor. Believe in yourself and do the necessary steps forward. Even small steps toward your goal is great progress. I constantly remind myself “You can not do it all in one day.” Take baby steps if you have to, but believe and keep heading in the right direction. Just keep going and never give up. There is a beautiful divine force God, Universe, Source or The Divine; whichever loving name resonates with you- is there for you.We’re all cheering for you!
Love Talita Akana is a wife, mother, sister, and a friend. Over the years, she has shared guidance from the lessons she has learned. Grateful to be a vessel to assist others as a source of inspiration to touch another with what they learned to grow on their journey. This is Love.