LIFE LAB 180º: Baby Steps Are Ridiculous.

Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 6.22.20 PMYou don’t have to settle for baby steps all the time. Some times you need to take a long jump! -Me

Life Chart #17: I’m going to make this as brief as possible. When I was contemplating the meaning of life today, I was almost to the answer and got side tracked. I hate when that happens. What caught my attention? Great question. I have the answer.

Baby steps. Yep, that. As a concept we tell people to take “baby steps” in a process. Baby steps seem to be the way for people to give you a safety net or tell you to “be careful, Baby” without having to say it. What is interesting is that many people who choose not to take baby steps when they are looking to transform their life or circumstances often become successful quickly.

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I admit there are small steps that have to happen theoretically. However, inch worms only move slowly, baby steps are only so wide, and slow and steady can take a lifetime. Sometimes you have to be willing to take a long jump. I picture myself as kid walking in the little stream that was in our neighborhood. In there were rocks that were visible above the water some were closer together and others were further apart. To get across quickly it was rare for me to step on each rock, taking baby steps. Nope. It was jump to rocks to get across. And often that game meant looking for those that are far apart – GO FOR IT! It was a way to keep up and show myself (and others) I could do it.

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With that said, I encourage people to think strategically and be willing to take a long jump. You may not get all the way to your goal, but you will be much closer than you would have been taking baby steps – take a long jump.

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*So now that I am behind on day you can count on a double dose tomorrow! I hike on Fridays, so surely there will be some Life Chart materials.

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