My four year old, Little K, wants to be just like her big bro. He knows how to write so naturally she decided she needed to learn to write. We took out a workbook so she could get started.
I opened the workbook to “K” because it is the first letter of her name and, as such, gets her the most excited.
She looked at the workbook, up at me, back at the workbook and finally put the pencil down. “K is too hard, Mommy.”
“No big deal, Little K. Just trace the first line of the “K” and we’ll put the book away.” I said.
Little K quickly drew the best straight line she’s ever written. And without thinking twice she finished the K.
Once the first step was taken the goal stopped being overwhelming.
Being able to write her name is a dream Little K holds close to her heart the way you and I have big dreams we hold close to our hearts.
And what has the potential to keep little K from writing her name is the same thing that separates us from our big dreams. The first step looked too hard. The first step was overwhelming.
Is there something you’d like to accomplish in your life or business but you just can’t seem to get to it? Do you have a dream or goal that just lights you up when you think about it but when it comes time to making it happen, it just never happens?
If so, you are probably feeling like Little K. You may not even realize it. If the end goal feels good but the first step overwhelms you, that simply means the first step is too big. It is time to break it down into an even smaller group of steps.
You’ll know you’ve reached the right size baby step when taking it feels simple, a “no brainer”, easy peasy (you get my point).
Do you have a dream you’re ready to make happen? Pull it out. Dust it off and baby step the heck out of it.
And if you’ve had some success with this process already, please leave a comment below! I love success stories and success feeds success! Here’s to yours!
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