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Monday
Jan312011

If not now - then when?

"Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps"
David Lloyd George


As you know I am a great believer in the little steps we take each day make the biggest difference to the way our lives turn out. But there are times when we do have to go "cold turkey" and make a massive leap forwards if we want to break an impasse.

For instance, stopping smoking can be done if you make up your mind not to smoke any more. Seriously, you don't need patches and gum because apparently the effects of the nicotine are out of your body within a couple of days and if you can get over those first few days you are well on the way to breaking that particular habit. Remember if you think you can, you can.

Do you drink sweetened tea or coffee? Same deal applies, it takes a bit of getting used to, but believe me you can - because I did it. One day I took 2 spoons of sugar in my tea, the next - none. Now I don't even have milk. It was a decision I made and once I had made it, I didn't go back.

What have you always wanted to do but had never found the courage to do it? Perhaps now is the time to decide that you will - after all, if not now - then when?

Pick one item and make the necessary adjustments to your schedule. Always been afraid to throw a dinner party at home - then pick a date, choose a couple of friends and keep the menu simple. What matters most is that you did it and far less about the food you are serving.

Building on each single success (however small they may look to other people) means you can and have made a massive leap forwards, and if you can do one thing, then you can do many others. The hardest part I feel will be deciding which item on your goal list you want to tackle next. And you know what's exciting - there is no limit to what we can achieve when we start thinking about it and making the odd leap forwards.

With many thoughts and many exciting plans and projects to plan and implement

Elle



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