I wanted to be a person who read more books, so I added “get newlibrary card” to my to-do list. Two weeks later, after re-writing the task day after day, I got a library card and took home an armful of books. Page by single page, I made my way through my first armful, returned them, and started the process again. Six months later and I’ve read more books than I had this time last year.
I wanted to be someone who truly felt normal around food, so I made a list of my remaining fear foods. I started crossing them off as I found the courage to eat them. Still some weeks went by without a single thing being crossed off. Months, even. A year or so later and that list no longer exists—all foods fit.
I wanted to be a person who traveled, so I signed up for affordable flight alerts and started talking about traveling. When my sister asked me to go abroad with her, I almost said no. One week from today we leave for Costa Rica.
I'm not a scholar. I'm not always perfectly at ease. I certainly didn't backpack across Europe or become a world traveler... but I did more than I had to.
It might not all happen right but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. I get the feeling, trust me I do, of wanting to know how it's going to end. I know what it feels like to look around and see it happening for everyone else but you... but do you want to risk it never happening just because it hasn't happened yet?
Take action. Take a step. Set the reminder, ask the question, state the need, re-set the reminder for tomorrow if it didn't get done today.
What if you just let it be slow before deciding to let it all go?
Hump Day Headspace: A few words every Wednesday morning to get you over that little-but-big, big-but-little hump that comes mid-week. To shake up your headspace and to share mine.