Nothing builds upon your momentum and sense of progress like taking massive action.
This past summer my family visited a hotel that had a beautiful small lake directly behind it. Crossing over this lake was a picturesque bridge and on the lake people were in boats enjoying this relaxing resort with all its amenities.
As my family watched people in paddle boats we decided that we too wanted to get in a paddle boat and cruise around the lake. So we jumped in a boat – my husband and oldest daughter in one paddle boat and my youngest daughter and I in another.
It was an incredibly windy day and we were heading into the wind. OuR GoaL was to cross under the bridge to the other side of the lake. As my boat began to approach the bridge we were met by a lady in a paddle boat who yelled to me that the current under the bridge, along with the wind, was too strong for one person to paddle through. Well, that was all the motivation I needed. I was determined I would make it over to the other side.
Reaching the bridge I quickly realized how difficult it would be to overcome this current and pass under the bridge. I peddled like my life depended on it, making only tiny strides, but I kept at it.
If I let up in the slightest, any effort I had made was quickly lost, so I peddled like mad and after a minute or so of giving it my all, I was able to overcome the current and wind and get to the other side. From that point on, everything was a breeze.
This story reminds me of life. Sometimes in order for change to occur, the situation requires a QuAnTuM LeAp, a breakthrough, or whatever you want to call it. Sort of like the energy needed to lift a rocket. Initially the energy exerted is incredible, but once you have your momentum, the rest is actually almost easy.
As you assess your situation and what you desire to accomplish, ask yourself if it can be best accomplished with small steps, or do you need a quantum leap to get the ball moving? Answering this question might help you determine which approach would be best for reaching your goal.
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