More Small “January” Steps

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

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.

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Posted in a series of molts and upgrades, Humility or Needing Help!, self care as maintenance, slow incremental change
2 comments on “More Small “January” Steps
  1. I finally found a way to “trick” my self into doing exercise. I decided that I would exercise at 10:00 every day for a month. Well I did not always make at 10, however as time went on something would make look at the clock. It was not a thought, it just happened even after the month was over. I know to start very slow and up the work out a bit every third day so that I would not have pain and then stop exercising. God, thank you for getting me to take a swimming course at the UH many years ago which taught me the go slow and always go. It is not the pain that counts and in Arcadia the tv helped me a lot.

    And now, of course, when the cast comes off I will have to start at the bottom and be very careful because in this pain will mean trouble. Dear God, don’t I have enough trouble now?

    • Hi Katherine,

      AUWE! Blessings on you and peace and compassion for yourself! Aloha! Margie

      The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed. ~Carl Gustav Jung

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