“As long as a habit or routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the souls will not emerge.” – Henry Van Dyke
We wake-up from a good night’s rest. We stare at the ceiling. We close our eyes and press snooze. We wake-up again. We shift the covers and look at the time. We stare back at the ceiling. We rub our faces and close our eyes. We let our minds drift over task minor and major. We stare at ceiling. We try to recall a dream. We close our eyes attempting to squeeze it back into view. We snap out of it when we feel ourselves falling back asleep. We sit up in the bed. We rub our faces. We look at the floor to make sure there are no sharp objects. We stretch. We yarn. We rub our faces. We rub our hair. We rotate our head round and round. We rub our faces. We contemplate laying back down. We look at the clock or our phone. We place the phone on the charger. We stand.
All of this happens and we are not even conscious of it. The routine set in place over the years that start the course for our day. We don’t need a list. We don’t need to be reminded to do this. We don’t need help. We don’t forget. We just do it.
When you think about it, we are all born successful. We all have what it takes to accomplish whatever aspiration we chose. We have the ability to lay a solid foundation and once laid we can choose at any time to change the elements of that foundation, one small minute step at a time.
Imagine for a second researchers looking into our homes through a two-sided glass.
The researcher will come to the glass of your neighbor’s home and say, “The subject will complain every day about lack of finances but chose to do nothing about it.”
“I have concluded that the subject will continue this pattern for 10 more years.”
The researchers all go silent and document this behavior and move on.
Next researcher, new neighbor, “This subject will wake-up and say to themselves how much they hate their job.”
“I have concluded based off of the subjects’ history that they will continue this pattern for 3 more years before changing.”
The researchers all go silent and document this behavior and move on… to your house. What will the researcher say about you?
If we cannot put our minds around the little goals then the bigger goals will seem to always elude us. If we want to start a venture and have decided before anything is executed to go from 0 to a 100 then chances are we may not be as successful. We need to take a serious look at ourselves because burying ourselves with tasks before laying the foundation equates to: FEAR.
Make it small and succeed. The more we execute those smaller goals, we become immune to fear!