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The World of If...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

As I was getting out of my car today at the park to take my walk, I saw a lady ahead of me. I thought, "If only I could walk that fast." In about 5 minutes another lady came towards me and again I thought, "I'd even be glad if I could walk THAT fast." I began to think about all the "ifs" I've had in my head. I seem to have my feet in the World of If lately. It's not a good world.

I thought about the old journalism adage, "Your story should always have the Who, What, Why, When, Where and How." No Ifs in that adage. The World of If is hard to drown out sometimes. What about the worlds of What, Why, When, Where and How? They are all a part of this journey. My brain needs to organize all of these worlds to work together.

I read about setting goals. I have done that, but they are so far out for me. I have tried shorter goals and sometimes they work. So I have decided to work on extremely short term goals - eating a good breakfast and exercising. Then I'll move on to the rest of the day. I need to celebrate each one of these achievements - small though they may be. Drive out the "If" voice.

As I was about to complete my walk, a lady was walking towards me using a cane. I wonder if she thought, "If only I could walk as fast as that lady." It's all relative.

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  • PUGLOVER1999
    LOVE your blog! I have to work on small goals, too. Big goals overwhelm me with absolute certainty that I cannot achieve them, but I can handle very small ones one at a time. (Remember that "journey of one thousand miles that starts with one step!")

    One of my favorite quotes is:

    "You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain."

    BTW, thanks for telling us about the lady with the cane! I glory in her spunk!!!!
    2217 days ago
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