Good Morning, God!
Monday, it was a trip to my therapist. Yesterday, it was a physical assessment at 24 Hour Fitness. These don’t sound that small, but they all started with a small step. And that’s the point of Robert Maurer’s book, One Small Step Can Change Your Life, The Kaizen Way.
Going to the gym started with just walking in — my first time in over a year — to get my finger scanned for their new check-in process. I was getting cash from an ATM when I noticed the gym was just a few small steps away. Inside, a smart receptionist offered me a FREE physical assessment. Hey, small and free, perfect! Of course, at my physical assessment I met muscles I didn’t know I had — and now I have to figure out a step small enough to get me back!
Maurer “explains” that a Part of us doesn’t like change. It is easily overwhelmed and “fearful” so we need to start with VERY SMALL STEPS that don’t alarm that Part.. Taking small steps gives that Part, the Time and Security it needs to get used to a New Path.
I am mindful, God, of how much MORE I have to learn about managing my Self and my Life. I must say it is HARD. I take comfort in Saint Paul’s words about how those things he wanted to do, he didn’t. And those things he didn’t want to do, he did. Me TOO, God! But, I too, press on! And You do remind me that a clean desk and an organized office are not mentioned in Your Book. Aah! Now THAT ‘S a comfort.