If I did a squat every time I received this piece of advice: “Take it easy…” Or “Take one step at a time,” I would have the world’s most firm 🍑
This is one piece of advice that I have had to take some time to accept, because in my ‘go getter’ mind, taking things easily just doesn’t make sense…
I seriously have had a difficult time processing this advise growing up, but it has became easier to accept simply because I have learned to understand growth as a process 🌱
Some time back I had the unfortunate (and hella painful) experience of a broken ankle. Like woah guys, can we just reserve a moment of silence for the amount of pain that fall was – and I wasn’t doing anything crazy, I was just going down the stairs 😩
Anyway, it was the day after I had an operation on my ankle and I was receiving my crutch-orientation that it hit me! One step at a time isn’t meant to get you there faster – instead, it paces you well, keeps you steady, which in turn keeps you consistent 🙌🏾
For the longest time in my life I have aimed at setting up a goal and finding the most efficient way to get me there. I’ve found that’s not the point though… Easy does it because it assists you with remaining mindful of your journey, the challenges it provides, your accomplishments and when the perfect time is for you to rest 💯
Can you see how winning then becomes something that we work towards and achieve through practice, patience and consistency?..
Tell me – are you taking it easy?
Yours – but mine first,
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